[xubuntu-users] something wrong with Xubuntu 11.04 after booting this morning
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Tue Sep 27 17:13:42 UTC 2011
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On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:01:46 +0100 (BST)
Steffen Schwarz <steffen.schwarz at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> The keyboard generally works, like it does right now for example, but for some reason I cannot type into that box that opens when I press Alt+F2.
> I re-booted a few times now by shutting the power off using the menu as well as by keeping the power button down until it shuts off, but it does not seem to change anything.
> Any other ideas?
> --- 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, 16:36
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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.
> - --
Sure, try opening a terminal. If you can type in terminal, you can try
the commands too. We just have to add "&" to them so the terminal
doesn't have to be open for them to keep running. Since I don't know
for sure which module did not start, I will give all of them. Just try
them one at a time until it works. Then make sure you save the session,
so it will run by itself next time.
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