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[Bug 815996] Re: Desktop occasionally freezes/locks up when switching workspaces


Right now I've disabled the launcher shortcut for the workspace switcher
since using it safely without a total system lock up is hit-and-miss.
I've also disabled the hot corner I had configured and the Super+S
shortcut in the expo plugin. However, something seems hard coded
somewhere since I cannot for the life of me figure out where to
COMPLETELY disable the expo plugin. Super+S is still captured as the
command to initiate the workspace switcher.

If I had a way to disable Super + S from doing this I wouldn't have to
worry about having a key combination of death on my machine right now.

Any hints as to how to completely disable this shortcut? I've looked
through dconf and GConf and came up empty in ways to disable this

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  Desktop occasionally freezes/locks up when switching workspaces

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Bug description:
  I'm assuming the issue is related to Compiz, but I'm not 100% sure.
  When I'm switching workspaces, it occasionally locks up (becoming more
  frequent). Most of the time, I'm going from the current one down
  (Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow), and it freezes mid slide. Typically, I'm able
  to correct things by backing out to a terminal then returning
  (Ctrl+Alt+F1, pause, Alt+F7), but sometimes when I return the dual
  screen setup acts as one large screen (windows are stretched to the
  full width of both screens) and many of the windows collect on the
  first workspace.

  Ubuntu 11.04 (Classic)
  All packages up-to-date.

  If there are any logs/etc that would be helpful, let me know.
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,grid,imgpng,snap,compiztoolbox,resize,place,regex,move,gnomecompat,animation,vpswitch,mousepoll,workarounds,session,expo,wall,ezoom,fade,switcher,scale]
  DistroCodename: natty
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
  InstallationMedia_: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: compiz 1:0.9.4+bzr20110606-0ubuntu1~natty2
  PackageArchitecture: all
   PATH=(custom, user)
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.46-generic
  ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.46-generic
  Tags:  natty natty ubuntu
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-10-generic x86_64
  UnreportableReason: Please work this issue through technical support channels first.
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-05-02 (84 days ago)
  UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip fuse lpadmin netdev plugdev sambashare

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