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OK, so I have spent a couple of days on the most annoying problem with my graphics. First, I try to install AWN. Error comes up saying the compositing program is not working. Check with Compiz and it turns out visual effects are disabled. Try to enable visual effects and it says it was unable to do so. Look online and find recommendations install Xgl. Try installing Xgl and it does not install properly, forcing me to connect my wireless and reinstall Xorg from the command line. I then find that the driver for my graphics card might not be the correct driver. Attempt to install the driver and it comes up with errors saying it cannot find my Xorg modules.
At this point I really have no idea what is going on, and I just want AWN to start working. Here is lshw -C display:
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
OK, my obvious blindness led me to forget the -configure option on Xorg. Anyway, I ran it and loaded the new xorg.conf file. Finally, effects and AWN work perfectly. However, all the title bars on my windows disappeared.