Updated Jaunty - lost window manager

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 19:44:43 UTC 2009

On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net> wrote:
> Brian McKee wrote:
>> I installed the netbook edition of Jaunty and it was working well. I
>> added a few applications, moved a couple of files around, switched to
>> regular desktop view and turned on extra effects in compiz, then ran
>> aptitude dist-upgrade.
>> When that completed and I rebooted - I've lost any window manager and
>> the gnome panels - i.e. all I've got is a desktop.
> Not on Jaunty, but in Hardy I had the same experience. On boot up one
> morning I was greeted with a blank desktop, no panels, no icons, etc...
> I was able to do an ALT-F2 to bring up the "Run Application" dialog, and
> then used it to start each program in turn that I needed to redo all of
> the settings necessary to bring back the panels, menus, and all of the
> things installed on the panels.

In my case I don't even have alt-f2 - that's part of gnome-panel and I
guess even that isn't running.

I should try adding another user and see if the problem is isolated to
that one account though.

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