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Old 11th September 2007, 12:16 AM
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Gnome on FC7 broken

I don't know how I broke it but when I graphically boot into gnome, I get some functionality, but it's clearly broken. There are no minimize/maximize/close icons, no additional desktops, etc. I can graphically boot into KDE fine.

Looked through the Xorg.0.log, dmesg, and message logs and found nothing indicative.

Any ideas where else I should look to see what I boogered up...had been making several tweaks and everything was working fine when I shut down, but upon restart, it was messed up. The only thing I can think of to do is to delete packages and re-add them back until it works again...

Running FC7 with nvidia 6600 graphics card...am using atrpms rpms for nvidia, as I haven't been able to find a livna compatible mythtv install rpm.

Any help on how to diagnose this is appreciated.
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Old 14th September 2007, 12:11 AM
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Rezie is gone

I have the same problem. If I login as root it ti ok, but as a user the only way I can close the window is through file quit. This is bad.
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Old 14th September 2007, 12:28 PM
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Try this - it worked for me

yum groupremove "GNOME Desktop Environment"

yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"

p.s. don't remove the double quotes

Courtesy of RobertoVanto

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Old 14th September 2007, 10:06 PM
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If you haven't fixed it already, you might simply try enabling or disabling desktop effects which effectively switches you between metacity and compiz as a window manager.

I tried the test Gnome Compiz Manager and played with the active and inactive title bar transparency settings and Gnome started doing this a couple times an hour so I set all the settings back and now it's fine. Sounds like some of these feature settings don't set well with some video drivers.

But try toggling Desktop Effects, it works for me anyway.
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