Re: dell mini 9 w/ 9.04 recently installed
Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to gain access to a text console (your screen will turn black with a prompt in white text, and if not running from the CD you may be asked to login).
Press Ctrl+Alt+F7 (to return to the graphical interface).
sudo rm -rf ~/.gconf .gconfd .gnome2
Restart X by logging out and back in, or typing sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart.
You're settings are going to be restored to the default ones. This seems to be an issue with the desktop-switcher.
I built the new settings for ume-config-netbook from bazaar trunk and that did seem to reconcile issues.
I am using the default GNOME desktop without the bottom panel and the winoow-picker applet. This makes very good use of the real estate on my Dell Vostro A90 and allows me to use Compiz. Compiz and the netbook-launcher are not playing well together at the moment.
Dell XPS m1530 / nVidia 8400 GS / Broadcom 4328 Wireless / 10.10 (64 bit) / 22.214.171.124-generic /
HP DV6-2170US / Intel HD Graphics / i5 Core Processor / Broadcom Wireless 43225 / 11.04 (64 bit) / 2.6.37-11-generic