1. I press either of the hardware volume change buttons on the face of my HP zv6000 laptop.
1. The Volume Control Widget Popup, which I assume is properly called the Volume Control OSD, keeps respawning and increasing or decreasing the volume repeatedly when I press either of the volume change buttons on my HP zv6000 laptop.
2. When I attempt to resize any window, only a "ghost" outline of the window appears around the window.
3. All "right-click" or panel menus fail to appear.
4. Those "right-click" menus which apply to specific programs, such as the context menus for VLC Media Player and Firefox, do appear.
Proposed Solutions (Temporary):
1. [tried -> mixed_win] When I press the mute button, the OSD stops spawning until I press the volume increment or decrement buttons again. Concluded the following: This only affects these specific buttons.
2. [tried -> mixed win] When I restart Ubuntu, the use of my Menus returns. Concluded the following: Something which only loads when I press the hardware's increment volume and decrement volume buttons is related to this problem.
3. [tried -> FAIL] Load an older kernel, 2.6.24-21 generic, from the GRUB boot menu.
Proposed Solutions (Permanent):
1. [?]Disable the volume control OSD of Gnome-settings-daemon.
2. [tried -> FAIL] Turn off Visual Effects in the menu System/Preferences/Appearance Preferences. Concluded the following: This is a problem with my gnome's interface to my hardware driver, not just with some gnome widget.
3. [tried -> FAIL] Use a live CD with a different Integrated Desktop Environment, such as XFCE.
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