In spite of best efforts, a bug in Compiz that causes application windows to ‘become invisible’ is still haunting users.
But you can help fix this issue – and here’s how.
First install the dependencies for compiz and bzr-buildpackage which will allow to easily create a debian package. You can install these by opening a Terminal and running the following commands: –
- sudo apt-get install bzr-buildpackage
- sudo apt-get build-dep compiz
Then get smspillaz’s packaging branch with a special patch which will tell you more information about what is happening in your .xsession-errors file and generate and install a package by
- bzr branch lp:~smspillaz/+junk/compiz.spew
- cd compiz.spew
- bzr bd
- sudo dpkg -i ../build-area/*.deb
Finally, when you get the bug, run
- xwinfo -all
and click on the affected area and mail the output of it as well as your
- /home/.xsession-errors (press Ctrl+H to see hidden files)
file to smspillaz [at] ubuntu [dot] com.
Note: Please uninstall the package before upgrading, and note that the generated package won’t work on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric.