Updated Jaunty - lost window manager

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 21:10:21 UTC 2009

On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Yep - only the one account was affected

Since I hadn't done much with that account yet - I just removed
.gconf* .gnome* and .config* - and it works fine.  I suspect only the
last one was required.

Brian  (from jaunty beta!)

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