Question about effects and 7.10

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Fri Oct 19 16:46:14 UTC 2007

Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 04:29:07PM -0400, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> Just did an upgrade from 7.04 to 7.10.
>> Most seems well, except when I enable desktop effects from "appearance", 
>> the windows decorations disappear (title bar, the X and _ buttons, etc.) 
>> so I can't move the windows anymore.  If I revert to the "no effects" 
>> setting, they reappear.
> gtk-window-decorator is not starting up for some reason.

:-/  Weird.

>> Any ideas?
> Did you use compiz or beryl with 7.04?  Did you change any configuration
> settings?

To tell the truth it was so long ago that I had set things up and not 
mucked with them again that I don't remember.  I had to change out the 
video card partway through to a different chipset and after reading that 
the projects had merged I didn't think it was something worth fussing 
about anymore.

> Resetting the compiz configuration to defaults might help.
> Unfortunately I don't know how to do that.  Perhaps removing the
> ~/.config/compiz directory would be enough, or perhaps you need to do
> something with gconf-editor too.

That directory doesn't exist on this system. :-(


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