Window Icons on wrong side.

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Tue Apr 13 14:46:16 UTC 2010


Liam Proven wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:52 AM, Tony Arnold
> <tony.arnold at> wrote:
>> Liam,
>> Liam Proven wrote:
>>> On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM, Tony Arnold
>>> <tony.arnold at> wrote:
>>>> Liam,
>>>> On 11/04/10 18:39, Liam Proven wrote:
>>>>> Oh! That's strange. I only have it running on my laptop so far
>>>>> (although I've tried the LiveCD on a couple of machines, both 64-bit
>>>>> and 32-bit). On my somewhat elderly Thinkpad X31, Compiz works fine -
>>>>> indeed, better than it ever did on 9.x on this machine, where
>>>>> everything was unusably slow unless I manually disabled DRI in
>>>>> xorg.conf.
>>>>> What 3D drivers are you using for it?
>>>> I don't know. How do I find out?
>>> What does System | Administration | Hardware drivers say? Or you could
>>> post your xorg.conf file. Or see if you have an nvidia-settings
>>> command and if you do what it says when you run it.
>> OK. lshw shows I'm using the i915 driver, so it's an Intel graphics card.
>> xorg.conf does not exist. The upgrade renamed it to
>> xorg.conf.dist-upgrade-200910171323 which is empty!
> Ahhh, right. I think Intel disclosed the details of their (very poor)
> 3D chipset-integrated graphics, so the standard Free driver has
> hardware acceleration and AFAIK there is no proprietary alternative.
> As such, I'm not sure there's much you can do, I'm afraid.

I've done some more work on this. I created a new user on my system.
Under the new user everything works exactly as it should, even with
Compiz running, so I'm assuming there is something in my home directory
config files that is causing the problem.

I've deleted ~/.metacity and ~/.compiz as these did not exist under the
new user, but this hasn't helped. Any suggestions?

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