[ubuntu-uk] Desktop effects
admin at x3n.me.uk
Thu May 3 13:59:49 BST 2007
Keith Bowerman wrote:
> Since I upgraded to Feisty last month, I have suffered a minor hiccough
> whilst booting up.
> When logging in, the Ubuntu desktop opens but without my four workspace
> icons at the bottom right of the screen, and any filer window appears
> without the minimise, maximise and close icons at the top right of the
> screen. To counteract this I have to open System>Preferences>Desktop
> effects, click on enable desktop effects, then click on Use previous
> settings which brings back the missing icons.
> The problem is that I have to do this every time I boot up. Does this
> happen to anyone else and if so, how have you cured it?
This is caused by metacity (the window manager) not loading up, disable
and enable desktop effects will be restarting metacity. One thing you
could do for the time being is to put "metacity --replace &" into your
session. Do this by going to: system > preferences > sessions > new >
command: metacity --replace &
Then make sure it's ticked.
Did you try and enable desktop effects before ? Are they disabled
normally now ?
If so we need to find out what desktop effects enables actually changes
in your system.
/\/\ichael [ email at michaelwood.me.uk ]
\/\/ood [ http://michaelwood.me.uk ]
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