Bug 437935 - After restart gnome starts without window manager
Summary: After restart gnome starts without window manager
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: compiz
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kristian Høgsberg
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-18 09:42 UTC by Valent Turkovic
Modified: 2018-04-11 14:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 18:08:01 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
gnome without window manager (259.71 KB, image/png)
2008-03-18 09:43 UTC, Valent Turkovic
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Description Valent Turkovic 2008-03-18 09:42:01 UTC
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):

How reproducible:
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
2. reboot
3. login to gnome
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Valent Turkovic 2008-03-18 09:43:04 UTC
Created attachment 298358 [details]
gnome without window manager

Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-18 17:14:43 UTC
It's not window manager you are missing but gtk-window-decorator crashing.

Comment 3 Valent Turkovic 2008-03-19 08:49:37 UTC
Oh, I learn something new every day :)

Can I help somehow in troubleshooting this? Are there some logs that I can send?

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 06:40:41 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 5 Jan ONDREJ 2008-05-20 12:39:02 UTC
Same problem for me on my workstation and notebook.

I can start window-decorator manually by typing:
  gtk-window-decorator --replace
but it is still a question, why it hangs when switching to compis using fusion-icon.

Comment 6 Jan ONDREJ 2008-07-23 13:52:50 UTC
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?

Comment 7 Valent Turkovic 2008-08-13 08:22:56 UTC
I'll check it out now and report back. Sorry for the long delay (I was moving to a new apartment)

Comment 8 Valent Turkovic 2008-08-13 09:26:31 UTC
I tried a few times, looks like it works now.


Comment 9 dhawes 2008-08-28 11:41:45 UTC
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.

Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 23:47:42 UTC
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Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 18:08:01 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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