[SATLUG] Some serious help needed...
etillman93 at peoplepc.com
Thu Dec 20 10:59:35 CST 2007
Matthew Hunter wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 09:21:56AM -0600, Ed <etillman93 at peoplepc.com> wrote:
>> Real problem: Since the "updates," all my X-Window shells are gone. No
>> title or status bars. I can't move, resize or minimize any open windows
>> or consoles, and need to use the menu "Quit" function to terminate them.
>> And, within an application (e.g. Firefox), forms don't respond to the
>> keyboard -- e.g.: I can't type a URL/address in the address bar, or even
>> do a Google search. Everything else seems to work, after a fashion,
>> except for the gnome splash screen, which stays on after a boot, and
>> needs to be clicked off. I'm cornfuzed...
>> Has anyone seen this before? Any ideas how to fix it?
> Sounds like your window manager isn't running (or is running and
> crashing). Hard to say beyond that without more information, but
> I'd run some status checks on your package manager to see if you
> have packages in broken states. You can probably get some
> functionality back by using a different window manager
> temporarily while you work on the problem. FVWM is a good
> minimal option, another good option is icewm.
> My GNOME here defaults to using metacity, and that may be the
> package that's broken on your system. Trying to run that and
> seeing what it says may be a good first debugging step.
Thanks! That was my problem. I'd removed metacity in an attempt to
clear-out compiz from my syatem. I re-installed it, and wa-la! All my
window functions came back. Thanks again!
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