[xubuntu-users] something wrong with Xubuntu 11.04 after booting this morning

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Tue Sep 27 15:36:33 UTC 2011

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On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:23:57 +0100 (BST)
Steffen Schwarz <steffen.schwarz at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> When I press Alt+F2, the little dialog box opens up but I cannot type anything into it.
> Anything else we could try?
> --- On Tue, 27/9/11, Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com> wrote:
> From: Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com>
> Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] something wrong with Xubuntu 11.04 after booting this morning
> To: xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Tuesday, 27 September, 2011, 15:59
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> On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:19:41 +0100 (BST)
> Steffen Schwarz <steffen.schwarz at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > Good morning!
> > I was wondering if someone here could point me into the right direction. After starting up this morning, Xubuntu doesn't behave the same way anymore. I always had two work spaces, now it's down to one and even If try to change the settings it doesn't do anything.
> > I can also not cycle through windows anymore using alt-tab, or any other way for that matter. Also the 'minimize', 'enlarge' and 'close' tabs on this browser window do not serve their purpose anymore, also the dock does not show when I move the mouse cursor over it when I have an application open. When I open an application the windows goes over the top system bar, etc etc. All this is a serious impairment in terms of the work I need to do.
> > Any ideas what this could be and how to change it back to what it was? Any hintd would be most appreciated!
> > Thanks!
> > Steffen
> > 
> > 
> Does Alt+F2 work?
> If it does, Alt+F2, xfwm4 should fix this. If it fails to, try 
> Alt+F2, xfsettingsd
> The majority of the time, if xfsettingsd failed to run, you will have a
> light grey theme only. It will not be the normal theme and is quite
> obvious that it changed.

Can you reboot? If you can't type, do the keyboard lights work at all
when pressing numlock or caps lock? If not, you can try Ctrl+ALt+F2,
Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot. If the mouse is working, try to use the
shutdown to completely power off. If that fails, the only option I know
of is power down, wait a minute or two, and turn the system back on. It
will run fsck on all drives, which might take a few minutes.
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