I just recently installed SCIM in order to type in chinese characters. I followed the instructions i was linked to here.
However, thats where the fun ends. After installing scim the way found above, i wound up losing all headers on every window i open (EG min/max/close buttons area in the top right that is defaulted to blue, etc), also preventing me from switching between windows and minimizing them to the task bar.
Beyond that, Avant Window Navigator now also refuses to start (could be coincidence but i doubt it).
I thought that something might have gone wrong with my window manager (i was using E-GNOME, but i have now switched back to plain GNOME in order to try and resolve this but that has failed as well), so i went to system -> preferences -> look and feel -> windows and was told that the "window manager 'unknown' is not applicable to configure" (im paraphrasing as i can not switch between windows due to the same problem i am describing).
as you may imagine, this is extremely frustrating. i cannot move from one window to another, i cannot minimize or close anything without going to File in the upper left of the windows, and i have only one virtual desktop which i can use.
I havent heard of this happening to anyone else so im not sure whats going on. im using a toshiba satellite m65 s-9802 with 1.5 gigs of ram and everything else stock. luckily, my internet and wi-fi does work (did not run into that fun little problem).
please please please please help me out. im lost as to what to do to get my windows back.
thank you in advance for your time and effort and i hope to all that is holy that i hear from you soon.