← Back to team overview

compiz team mailing list archive

[Bug 1170418] Re: unity launcher and window borders missing upon login


Hi Jonathan,

Thanks for the additional info.  So it seems something does not liking
your 3 monitor setup.  I noticed you are using the open source radeon
driver.  Have you tried the fglrx binary driver?  Perhaps there is
better multi monitor support in that driver.

I'm going to modify the bug headline and description to better describe
that this issue is caused by having three monitors connected.  I'll also
look through more of the attached log files.

Please let me know the results when using the fglrx driver.


** Summary changed:

- unity launcher and window borders missing upon login
+ Unity Launcher and window borders missing upon login when using 3 monitors

** Description changed:

  In the past 36 hours an update released broke something.  Now I only
  have the desktop background and icons shown, but no unity launcher or
  window borders.  This is on a 2 GPU system with 3 displays on one card.
  I noticed in the apport some xserver errors, but don't know if they are
  relevant to the issue.
  To reproduce:
- All that is needed to produce this result is to log into the machine.  
+ All that is needed to produce this result is to log into the machine with three monitors connected.  Note that when two monitors is used, it works correctly.
  All window elements display such as unity launcher, window
  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
  Package: compiz 1:0.9.9~daily13.04.18.1~13.04-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-18.28-generic 3.8.6
  Uname: Linux 3.8.0-18-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
  CompositorRunning: None
  Date: Thu Apr 18 12:39:45 2013
  DistUpgraded: 2013-03-12 02:17:04,856 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
  DistroCodename: raring
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-11-29 (139 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
  MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
  MarkForUpload: True
  PackageArchitecture: all
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-18-generic root=UUID=c4ec6b3f-ea2f-479a-9ad4-f1eab2c84e9c ro crashkernel=384M-2G:64M,2G-:128M quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: compiz
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-03-12 (37 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 09/14/2012
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: 2101
  dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.board.name: Crosshair IV Formula
  dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
  dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
  dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr2101:bd09/14/2012:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnCrosshairIVFormula:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
  dmi.product.name: System Product Name
  dmi.product.version: System Version
  dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer
  version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.9~daily13.04.18.1~13.04-0ubuntu1
  version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu36
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.43-0ubuntu1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 9.1.1-0ubuntu2
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 9.1.1-0ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.13.3-0ubuntu6
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.3-0ubuntu2b2
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.1.0-0ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.21.6-0ubuntu3
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.7-0ubuntu1
  xserver.bootTime: Thu Apr 18 12:10:10 2013
  xserver.configfile: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
   input        Power Button         KEYBOARD, id 6
   input        Power Button         KEYBOARD, id 7
   input        Logitech USB Receiver KEYBOARD, id 8
   input        Logitech USB Receiver KEYBOARD, id 9
   input        HD Pro Webcam C920   KEYBOARD, id 10
   RADEON(G0): [XvMC] Failed to initialize extension.
   RADEON(G1): [XvMC] Failed to initialize extension.
   RADEON(G2): [XvMC] Failed to initialize extension.
  xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
  xserver.version: 2:1.13.3-0ubuntu6
  xserver.video_driver: radeon

You received this bug notification because you are a member of compiz
packagers, which is subscribed to compiz in Ubuntu.

  Unity Launcher and window borders missing upon login when using 3

To manage notifications about this bug go to: