I don’t know what it is about me an Linux, but we must be mortal enemies.
A while back I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and sure enough it worked! Yeah. I had compiz and wiggly windows and everything. It found all my hardware.
So I naturally went back to Windows where I do my work and months passed till today. I decided to jump back into Ubuntu. When I did it reminded me that a new version was out and I should upgrade. So I did.
After the upgrade to 11.whatever I noticed I lost all my wiggly windows. Ubuntu took a working system and downgraded it. Pooh.
So I added back in compiz and activated the 3D cube. I turned on some other things as well. Then I accidentally dragged a printer icon onto the desktop. I did not want it so I dragged it to the trashcan. But then printer would not go in the trashcan and I got black ugly redraw issues. It looked like the dock in Ubuntu 11.0 crashed.
So I restarted and sure enough, my entire desktop is gone. All I have is a background image and a right-click menu. What is it with Ubuntu and me? I feel like Homer Simpson and nuclear meltdowns. It seems like it only takes about 10 minutes for me to render the OS completely unusable. I just don’t get it:eek:
So I manage to do a file search from the New Folder window and I found firefox and was able to do a search. It seems I am not alone. Compiz can render your desktop completely non-working.
One suggestion was to run this command and restart.
gconftool-2 --recursive-unset apps/compiz
I did run the command and no error was reported. No success either. The terminal just ate the command. So I restarted. No luck I still have a desktop with no way to control it.
Does anyone know how to fix this problem?