Re: Lost metacity and gnome panel


Thanks for the links to the e-mails. You have given me a great many
clues to follow up on, which I will do tomorrow or the next day.

Aside: I am also a member of PLUG -- except my PLUG is the Portland
Linux Unix Group, aka the Portland Linux Users Group. We are an
amorphous assemblage of people, but there are ~600 people subscribed to
our e-list, including people from all over the world. Our perennially
out of date web site is:

It is fun to run into another PLUGger. :)

On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:23:34 -0700
Mark Phillips <mark phillipsmarketing biz> dijo:

> John,
> I had a similar situation a while back, but with my 32 bit Debian testing.
> Not sure if any if my investigations will help, but here are two email
> threads that may give you some direction.
> Sorry, it is late here and I have to be gone early in the am, or I would
> have done a better job of summarizing the information for you....
> Mark
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 9:26 PM, John Jason Jordan <johnxj comcast net>wrote:
> > I have a brand new installation of Debian testing amd64. After spending
> > a day and a half installing apps and configuring stuff, I rebooted.
> > After logging in I had no window manager and no gnome panel.
> >
> > Faced with a blank screen, I can open a terminal and start them both
> > manually, and then everything is fine.
> >
> > I created a new user. Logging in as the new user I have the window
> > manager and gnome panel. Conclusion: The problem is somewhere in my
> > config files.
> >
> > I copied my .gnome2, .gnome2_private and .gconf files to the new user's
> > home folder, then logged back in as the new user. The new user still
> > has metacity and gnome-panel. I also deleted
> > my .gnome2, .gnome2_private and .gconf files so they would be recreated
> > on logging in. They were recreated as expected, but I still had no
> > metacity or gnome-panel. Conclusion: The problem is somewhere in my
> > configuration, but not in .gconf, .gnome2 or .gnome2_private.
> >
> > Using Synaptic I did a complete removal of gnome-panel and metacity and
> > all their dependencies and related files. Then I reinstalled them.
> > After logging out and back in again I still have no metacity or
> > gnome-panel.
> >
> > I have spent hours googling trying to figure out exactly what script or
> > config file launches metacity and gnome-panel after a user logs in.
> > That information must be a state secret.
> >
> > [Frustration_Mode:on]
> > I sure hope someone can offer some suggestions. Else I'll have no
> > choice but to give up on Gnome and go to KDE or something else. I just
> > can't spend the rest of my life trying to fix Gnome.
> > [Frustration_mode:off]
> > _______________________________________________
> > gnome-list mailing list
> > gnome-list gnome org
> >
> >

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