Window Icons on wrong side.

Liam Proven lproven at
Tue Apr 13 14:55:53 UTC 2010

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Tony Arnold
<tony.arnold at> wrote:
> Liam,
> 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?

Um. I don't know where the config is kept. It might be better to take
a broad-strokes approach: make 2 subfolders, and in one, copy all the
config data that you wish to keep, and in the other, all that you
don't need. Then remove all the hidden dot-files and dot-directories
from your home directory, which will effectively remove all
configuration for everything - and then try again.

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