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Old 11-21-2007, 03:44 PM
Michael Pobega
 
Default Window Borders Disappear

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On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 09:05:24AM -0600, Jack Schneider wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 09:42 -0500, Michael Pobega wrote:
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> > On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 09:06:59PM -0600, Jack Schneider wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2007-11-20 at 10:26 -0500, Michael Pobega wrote:
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> > > > On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 02:42:09PM +0000, Jack Schneider wrote:
> > > > > Hi, folks
> > > > >
> > > > > I have lost my Desktop window borders. I am using Debian "lenny"
> > > > > updated. Problem occurred after an abortedattempt to install Compiz..
> > > > > I get the following error from theSystem>preferences>windows menu.. "
> > > > > Cannot start the preferences application for your window
> > > > > manager.Window manager "unknown" has not registered a configuration
> > > > > tool..
> > > > >
> > > > > Any help would be great... J ack
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Why don't you try aptitude reinstall metacity? That may work.
> > > >
> >
> > aptitude purge metacity && aptitude install metacity (If this gives you
> > dependency errors reinstall everything else as well).
> >
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> Have'nt done this yet,but
> A little more info... what might "everything else" entail????
> I'm guessing you mean whatever dependency errors occur...
> Thanks, Jack
>

Correct. Whatever dependency errors arise (i.e. if aptitude uninstalls
GNOME or something, which it may very well do, I'm not sure) you'll need
to take note of (Perhaps copy/paste into a file?) and fix manually
afterwards.

Sometimes it takes some time to fully fix problems like this, so I'd
save aptitude purge for a last resort unless you're pretty comfortable
with what you're doing.

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Old 11-21-2007, 03:45 PM
Michael Pobega
 
Default Window Borders Disappear

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On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 09:45:33AM -0600, Jack Schneider wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 09:42 -0500, Michael Pobega wrote:
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> > On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 09:06:59PM -0600, Jack Schneider wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2007-11-20 at 10:26 -0500, Michael Pobega wrote:
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> > > > On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 02:42:09PM +0000, Jack Schneider wrote:
> > > > > Hi, folks
> > > > >
> > > > > I have lost my Desktop window borders. I am using Debian "lenny"
> > > > > updated. Problem occurred after an abortedattempt to install Compiz..
> > > > > I get the following error from theSystem>preferences>windows menu.. "
> > > > > Cannot start the preferences application for your window
> > > > > manager.Window manager "unknown" has not registered a configuration
> > > > > tool..
> > > > >
> > > > > Any help would be great... J ack
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Why don't you try aptitude reinstall metacity? That may work.
> > > >
> >
> > aptitude purge metacity && aptitude install metacity (If this gives you
> > dependency errors reinstall everything else as well).
> >

Then ignore my last e-mail. I'm not sure what to do from this point,
I'll have to hand this one over to someone more experience, I'm sorry!

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Old 11-22-2007, 04:16 AM
Daniel Burrows
 
Default Window Borders Disappear

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 09:05:24AM -0600, Jack Schneider <puck@volunteerwireless.net> was heard to say:
> On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 09:42 -0500, Michael Pobega wrote:
> > aptitude purge metacity && aptitude install metacity (If this gives you
> > dependency errors reinstall everything else as well).
> >
> > -
> Have'nt done this yet,but
> A little more info... what might "everything else" entail????
> I'm guessing you mean whatever dependency errors occur...

If just running "metacity" helped you, I doubt this will help; it's
a problem with your configuration, not metacity's installation.

Daniel
 

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