Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 327731
top gnome panel not drawn on login after update to 0.6 final
Last modified: 2008-01-12 15:55:25 EST
After updating to this morning's rawhide, on three different systems, the top
gnome panel is not visible after logging in. It's there as an open window won't
be drawn over it but you can't see it or access it. Restarting compiz fixes the
This is what I have installed:
raptor> rpm -qa | grep compiz
Yesterday I updated to the koji builds with the gnome-terminal patch and they
did not have this problem. Seems like there may be some problems with the
0.6-final. I just read the compiz mailing list and the initial post 0.6-final
patch which is applied to this fedora release apparently doesn't always work.
There hasn't been any discussion for about a week though. Maybe 0.6.2 will be
out and fix it.
I just logged out and logged back in to test another bug and now the top panel
is drawn. The gnome-keyring-dialog was not though. Actually it was but
disappeared moments later. Definitely some kind of window stacking thing.
I just saw the freeze notice. I guess this is not worthy of blocking as compiz
is not on by default? If you don't know it's coming, this bug essentially breaks
the desktop. No top panel, no way to launch or do nearly anything. (I've got a
deskbar-applet function set to "killall -HUP compiz" which is my workaround.) I
know compiz 0.6.2 hasn't been released yet but the compiz list suggests this
week. I may try a git pull to see if they have it fixed if I can figure out how.
Compiz 0.6.2 was released today. I built it based on the current compiz.spec,
removing the first two patches, and it fixes this bug along with another one I
was seeing (a window decoration drawing bug) and I haven't found any regressions
yet. Tested on nvidia and intel.
thanks, the top-panel is now always visible.
# grep compiz /var/log/yum.log
Okt 24 15:48:39 Updated: compiz-bcop - 0.6.0-1.fc8.noarch
Okt 24 15:49:09 Updated: compiz - 0.6.2-2.fc8.i386
Okt 24 15:49:11 Updated: compiz-fusion - 0.6.0-2.fc8.i386
Okt 24 15:49:13 Updated: compiz-fusion-extras - 0.6.0-1.fc8.i386
Okt 24 15:52:09 Updated: compiz-gnome - 0.6.2-2.fc8.i386
Okt 24 15:54:56 Updated: compiz-fusion-extras-gnome - 0.6.0-1.fc8.i386
Okt 24 15:57:16 Updated: compiz-fusion-gnome - 0.6.0-2.fc8.i386
Okt 25 12:12:46 Updated: libcompizconfig - 0.6.0-3.fc8.i386