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chargerone 06-17-2006 08:10 PM

FC5 window manager / metacity problem??
I upgraded to FC5 from FC4 using yum, now I can't move or manipulate my windows?? any ideas? i opened a terminal and ran metacity & as someone had suggested and i recieved a permission denied response....

Huh???? Help please !

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jonaskoelker 06-17-2006 11:35 PM

Please paste the output verbatim.

To test for your lacking execute permission, first find the metacity binary (I figure it would be /usr/bin/metacity; if not, try which, locate and find). Then do an `ls -l /path/to/metacity', and see if it says -rwxr-xr-x (and some more). If it's missing any x's, do chmod 755 /path/to/metacity. Try installing and running some other window managers (such as enlightenment, openbox, fluxbox, blackbox, windowmaker, olwm, lwm, twm, kwin, fvwm, ctwm, ion, ratpoison, aewm, 9wm, evilwm, icewm, jwm, wmii, ...). Do they work?

It sounds much like you don't have a window manager running. To fix that, find something like gnome session properties, and set your favorite window manager (still metacity after trying all the others? :D) to run at startup. You probably also want to rerun it when it closes.

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hth --Jonas

chargerone 06-19-2006 07:18 AM

Final Results
Thanks for your assistance but I've reloaded FC4 and downloaded FC5 to CD and will attempt this again...

Thanks for your help

jonaskoelker 06-19-2006 08:25 AM

So, just to make this clear, we can think of your problem as fixed, until we hear from you again. Correct?

chargerone 06-20-2006 08:20 AM

hopefully it will go smoother !
When I upgraded originally I used yum to upgrade, this time I downloaded the cd and burned it. I will try to upgrade with the cd's this time. hopefully everything will go smooth. I appreciate your help. I read someone's signature that said "learning to program linux is like trying to eat an elephant, you have to do it one bite at a time".

Jesus F. aka chargerone

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