Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437935
After restart gnome starts without window manager
Last modified: 2009-07-14 14:08:01 EDT
Description of problem:
I enable "Desktop effects" and I reboot my laptop. When I boot up to gnome I
sometimes get no window manager borders, but I can move windows around.
Now I disabled "Desktop effects" and rebooted and I got window manager! I needed
to enable it and disable it in order to get metacity back up and working!
I'll attach a screenshot.
How can I give you more valuable feedback? What do you need?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
50% of the time with compiz enabled
not sure how much with compiz disabled, but happens less than with compiz enabled.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. enable or enable/disable compiz
3. login to gnome
Created attachment 298358 [details]
gnome without window manager
It's not window manager you are missing but gtk-window-decorator crashing.
Oh, I learn something new every day :)
Can I help somehow in troubleshooting this? Are there some logs that I can send?
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Same problem for me on my workstation and notebook.
I can start window-decorator manually by typing:
but it is still a question, why it hangs when switching to compis using fusion-icon.
I think this is fixed in current compiz from fedora-stable repo.
Why this is still not closed?
Valent: do you still have this problem?
I'll check it out now and report back. Sorry for the long delay (I was moving to a new apartment)
I tried a few times, looks like it works now.
This problem still exists with compiz-0.7.6-2.fc9.i386 for 16 bit deep displays
on intel video but works with 24bit colour. I have the same problem on my laptop
and a desktop machine.
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