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Debian - Lost My window Manager

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I tried to install some updates to able to get MonoDevelop on my system. Everything worked at first .. but then I noticed for some reason I lost the file manager. Had to apt install "nautilus" to get it back

 

Restarted the system .. got to the login screen.. Logged in and everything is now blank. I think I lost the Window Manager so I installed IceWM and that's what Im using now

How do I get back the default Gnome Window Manager or Compiz or another window manager?

 

Is it metacity? I just found that on the menu and selecting it brings back the old look and feel but...im still missing the taskbar. What gives?

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What do you mean "everything is blank"? Where were you getting updates from?

 

Open up Synaptic and check to see if things like metacity are installed...

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from icewm

 

You're very good at being ambiguous.

 

I'm assuming you use GDM as a login manager? Are you telling me Gnome has disappeared completely from it?

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You're very good at being ambiguous.

 

I'm assuming you use GDM as a login manager? Are you telling me Gnome has disappeared completely from it?

 

 

Ambigious?

 

IceWM is how I login

 

It has a menu option to select WindowManager and it has 2 options Metacity or IceWM. IceWM being selected already since Im on it. But I want metacity back. When I click metacity it gives me what happens in the screenshot e.g. a missing taskbar. There's no right click menu and I dont know how to get the taskbar back

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I would start by just looking at Gconf-editor, not making any changes to see if anything stands out.

Did you update some gnome packages or remove some?

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Ambigious?

 

IceWM is how I login

 

It has a menu option to select WindowManager and it has 2 options Metacity or IceWM. IceWM being selected already since Im on it. But I want metacity back. When I click metacity it gives me what happens in the screenshot e.g. a missing taskbar. There's no right click menu and I dont know how to get the taskbar back

 

Ok, but you didn't say that, and that's a pretty non-standard setup. What did you use before (as in, tell us what you lost)? What taskbar are you talking about? The IceWM one or the Gnome one? I might be wrong, but I don't believe IceWM has a display manager of it's own.

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create another user account, drag over your files, why stress over a screwed up account when you can have a new one .

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