The Dizzy Spinning Desktop of Doom

Nick Urbanik nick.urbanik at
Fri Jul 6 03:05:57 CEST 2007

Dear Folks,

On 05/07/07 20:54 -0400, Erik Harrison wrote:
>On 7/5/07, Nick Urbanik <nick.urbanik at> wrote:
>Spinning? Something about your terminology seems to imply to me that
>you are using Beryl or the like. Maybe I'm wrong, and you're not, in
>which case...

No, I'm not using any fancy 3D stuff; not Beryl, compiz, nor any of
the like; this is where the workspace switches from 1 -> 2 -> 3 -> 4
-> 5 -> 1 -> 2 -> 3 -> 4 ... (or the other way round), at the rate of
about 3 switches per second.

>> 1. Am I the only one with this behaviour, or is there a bug raised
>>    about this?

>I've never heard of this behavior before.

It seems to be similar to the behaviour described in bug, where I have added my
own "me too".

>> 2. Any known workarounds (beyond being carefully slow when switching
>>    workspaces or disabling the ability to cycle the workspaces)?

>Again, I don't know what's going on. You could try killing xfwm4 from
>the text console before switching back to X,

Thanks, I'll try that.

>or perhaps Olivier can help you with attaching a debugger and getting
>some info on it's state.
Nick Urbanik 902-71011 nick.urbanik at
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