On Thu, 2011-06-09 at 19:26 +0100, AG wrote:
> On 09/06/11 19:19, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Thu, 2011-06-09 at 18:38 +0100, AG wrote:
> >> Hi all
> >> Having just rebooted after an uptime of 7 days, I have logged into my
> >> Gnome DE to find that all of my settings for the desktop have been
> >> borked and the desktop is close to unfunctional.
> >> These are some of the issues:
> >> 1. Windows manager is "unknown" and no configuration tool is registered
> >> 2. windows are launched at the top of the screen& I cannot drag these
> >> elsewhere
> >> 3. clicking a mouse on a window does not bring it to the fore
> >> 4. there are no longer multiple workspaces
> >> 5. windows do not have the 'x' in the corner to close, nor any option to
> >> minimise/ enlarge
> >> 6. a screensaver launches after ~30 seconds of inactivity (I don't use a
> >> screensaver)
> >> 7. no key mapping exists
> >> Both metacity and nautilus are the most current versions. No other
> >> user-based changes made to configuration except for whatever gets
> >> configured in safe updates using update-manager.
> >> Can anyone please help - I really do need a usable desktop environment
> >> to work in.
> >> Thanks.
> >> AG
> > I can't help but confirm that strange things happen, at least for me
> > too.
> > A reboot always reset everything to normal.
> > If similar happens here, I sometimes get D-Bus errors, but again, after
> > rebooting everything was fixed.
> > Yesterday the GNOME terminal emulation all of a sudden changed from
> > normal letters to some cryptic letters, I closed and opened it ant
> > everything was ok. I lost the root command history and it kept lost.
> > My machine is a real-time machine with a self build kernel 126.96.36.199 and
> > I successfully switched ALSA and jackd by self build versions, but that
> > shouldn't cause any issues.
> > I suspect that D-Bus is broken.
> > Just a shot in the dark
> > Ralf
> Hey Ralf
> Thanks for the reply ... unfortunately the reboot fix just ain't working
> for me :-(
> I've rebooted several times now in the course of trying to fix this and
> it is still the same fecked-up cr4p that it was when I appealed for help.
> This is a complete nonsense - why are config files being over-written by
> a safe-update ? Sorry - don't mean to rant, but this is a complete
> waste of time when I have work to do!
> Thanks anyway.
You don't have a multi boot with another Linux for your work? That's
bad! If you have serious work to do, don't waste your time with fixing
your install. If for some reasons you should need this install, keep it
and fix it at another time. I would install a second Linux and do
important work first.
I hope somebody can help you to solve this issue.
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