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Old 06-17-2009, 10:36 AM   #1
nehapawar
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missing maximize minimize buttons in ubuntu


i've been using ubuntu 8.10 for quite a few days now... today all of a sudden the maximize minimize n close buttons have disappeared...
i looked up for solutions on the net, most of them said to try command metacity --replace or simply metacity..but running that command gives an error : "" in the configuration file is invalid
please help...
 
Old 06-17-2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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i've been using ubuntu 8.10 for quite a few days now... today all of a sudden the maximize minimize n close buttons have disappeared...
i looked up for solutions on the net, most of them said to try command metacity --replace or simply metacity..but running that command gives an error : "" in the configuration file is invalid
please help...
Have you rebooted?? And which desktop environment are you using?
 
Old 06-18-2009, 04:12 AM   #3
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yes i tried rebooting a couple of times.. i'm using gnome.. with metacity...
 
Old 06-18-2009, 09:57 AM   #4
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yes i tried rebooting a couple of times.. i'm using gnome.. with metacity...
Ok...do you have another user ID on that box you can try? If not, create one, and try to log in with it, and see if it comes up. If it does, and everything works, you can try to remove (or rename), the .gnome2 directory in your home directory, and log back in.

The downside is, you'll lose your configuration settings, but can easily set them back up. This page https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ty/+bug/231034 has some references to problems like yours, and maybe some of the suggestions there can help.
 
Old 06-19-2009, 09:10 AM   #5
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I also met this problem! I think it is caused by daemon "Maximus Window Manager".
Let's try:
- remove maximus package
- restart gdm (or reboot)

Good luck!
 
Old 06-23-2009, 07:21 AM   #6
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Try using:
metacity –replace

It worked for me
 
  


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