[Jaunty] Re: Updated Jaunty - lost window manager

Jim Smith jim at oz.net
Sun Apr 5 00:22:33 UTC 2009

Brian McKee wrote:
> 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!)
My problem was similar, I did the same and it was cured. I think I will
leave Compiz off until Jaunty is officially released.


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