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Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Thu Oct 17 12:17:47 UTC 2013

On 10/17/2013 06:20 AM, Jay Ridgley wrote:
> On 10/17/2013 06:00 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 17 October 2013 11:50, Jay Ridgley <jridgley2 at> wrote:
>>> ...
>>> I am running the Cinnamon desktop, however, it was the same when I was
>>> running Gnome on 10.04 and the decorations and are still there if I login
>>> with ubuntu 2d (Unity) selested. Everything was working fine until about
>>> Tuesday evening.
>> Sorry, I can't make sense of the above sentence.  You say you have the
>> problem running 12.04 with Cinnamon, but also saw it on 10.04 with
>> Gnome (There are several different Gnome desktop versions).  However
>> it works ok with Unity 2d.  Perhaps you meant the erroneous
>> decorations are there with Unity.
> Sorry, what I was trying to explain was that everything was correct prior to the
> current problem. In addition things are still correct in the other desktops,
> including Unity, that I have tried. Correct here is "the way I want things to
> look".
>>> Window decorations are a black bar with orange and grey buttons on the right
>>> (I changed them at installation time from the left). I have noticed that
>>> several of the system icons are no longer displaying correctly.
>> What happens if you log in as a different user?  Create one if you
>> have not got one or log in as Guest user if that is enabled on your
>> system.
> I will create one and let you know...

Colin, When I created a new user the desktop is was the same as I am seeing for 
the user I am talking about. Not the "correct" one...

>> I presume you have re-booted as previously suggested.
> Yes, several times.
>> Colin
>>> I have 2 other desktop systems configured in the same fashion that are still
>>> working fine. It is just the laptop that has problems.
>>> Jay


Jay Ridgley
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