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Old 06-15-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
chargerone
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Fedora 5 is missing headers?????


I just used yum to upgrade from Fedora 4 to 5. I am a new user to Linux, and loving my new NixBox! When the update finished, it rebooted... now when I open a "window" regardless if its a file folder or web browser, it doesn't have a header ( a place to click and drag, minimize, or close the window ) I think I might be missing something from the download. I have found no information on my web searches and am at a dead end.

Any help would be greatly apprieciated !

NixBox Rocks !
 
Old 06-15-2006, 08:15 PM   #2
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Which gui or windowmanager you are using?

If KDE then the easiest to try but loses current KDE layout.
First to test. Create a new user and logount then login to the new user. If Okay then you can logout.
Hit Alt-Ctrl_F1
Login as your normal user account.
Run the following commands.
mv .kde .kde_backup
mv .config .config_backup
mv .local .local_backup

Logout
Hit Alt_Ctrl_F7
Login as your normal user.

For Gnome I assume it be similair
Test new user account
Run this command instead
mv .gnome .gnome_backup

Also similiar to others like fluxbox, icewm, blackbox, and many others.

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Old 06-15-2006, 09:12 PM   #3
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Metadata ?

When i first boot up it says metadate window manager. Is that the same thing as KDU? Should i change my window manager?

Thanks again
 
Old 06-16-2006, 05:38 PM   #4
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Never heard or seen that before. No idea. This might help. Is the taskbar at the top or at the bottom? From the main toolbar icon is there a program called Control Center? If so open it and see what the first page says. If this is KDE. But my guess it is Gnome.

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Old 06-16-2006, 08:51 PM   #5
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I think its Gnome

I don't see a Control Center but i found an icon that says Gnome help. I also tried to install a different window manager, fluxbox and when i open the rpm it gives me an error message. I am at a loss ...

Thanks
 
Old 06-16-2006, 09:05 PM   #6
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just for grins...

try opening up a terminal, and type:

metacity &
 
Old 06-17-2006, 04:50 PM   #7
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It says : [1] 8857
then... it says cannot access shared libraries.... permission denied
unfortuantely it wont allow me to minimize or copy/paste the exact verbage.. if it helps i will write it down then retype...

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