Ubuntu: Ubuntu 14.04 window problem after waking up from suspend


I have a new HP Z BOOK 15 and I terminated windows and installed Ubuntu 14.04. All are working fine except that at certain times when I suspend the laptop and log back in again, the window panels get blank.

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Here is the image of how it looks after logging back in after a suspend.

It happens all the time BUT only after two or three suspends.

I know that this is a question that cannot have a direct answer (or maybe it does!!) as I don't have any details that I can provide to explain further than the image itself.


I'm not sure why it happens after 2 or 3 suspends. Short of running

tail -f /var/log/syslog  

before and after a bad suspend, it will be difficult to tell.

I believe you can, however, run

compiz --replace  

from a terminal to fix your window issues (it's worked for me in the past, sometimes waking up from suspend I won't have window borders to click/close/minimize).

Try to get a pre and post log so we can look at that and figure out what's going wrong when suspending that causes this.


I also get occasional glitches like this after suspend, which can usually be resolved by switching to console (CTRL-ALT-F1) and then back to the desktop (ALT-F7).


This problem looks similar to this one. It looks like the solution is in there, open all the comments. Both the suspend and hibernate may have the same root problem.


Try resetting your compiz configurations by entering the following into terminal:

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/  

Hope it works.


You may be able to see an error in the display/driver message log that will tell you what is causing this. To do this, open up a new terminal window and run the following command to view logs in a paging view:

dmesg | more

To go to the next page of logs, simply press spacebar.

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