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    stupid windows manager isnt working

    hello guys i was just tweaking my system and then removed some of those games that come with ubuntu so then i restart and now whenever i open a program i cant close resize or minimize (it does not show up). i presume it is a problem with my windows manager and now when i open it from preferences this is what i get ~Cannot start the preferences application for your window manager

    Window manager "gnome-screensaver" has not registered a configuration tool~ please help me i dont wanna go and install windows 7 again. Ihave ubuntu 10.10 hope you can help me with this problem


    it also says disk mounter has not registered a configuration tool
    Last edited by RIPwindows; October 26th, 2010 at 08:32 PM.

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    Re: stupid windows manager isnt working

    nautilus is the windows manager in ubuntu, try to launch it from a terminal. Maybe you removed more than you wanted...

    In case you removed it also by mistake, install it back again.

    terminal:

    sudo apt-get install nautilus

    then type in your password.

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    Re: stupid windows manager isnt working

    nautilus is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. that is what it says after i do what you said

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    Re: stupid windows manager isnt working

    Quote Originally Posted by RIPwindows View Post
    nautilus is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. that is what it says after i do what you said
    what if you type
    Code:
    nautilus
    in the terminal?

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    Re: stupid windows manager isnt working

    backup your data then:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
    tom cruise only knows what dependency got flushed with your games so we'll try to heal your sick computer with a broad spectrum Tx.

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    Re: stupid windows manager isnt working

    Quote Originally Posted by d3v1150m471c View Post
    backup your data then:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
    tom cruise only knows what dependency got flushed with your games so we'll try to heal your sick computer with a broad spectrum Tx.

    classy
    won't that bring back the games, also?

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    Re: stupid windows manager isnt working

    if it does and you delete them again at least you'll know what's getting removed with them when you "sudo apt-get uninstall". see apt-oops on my signature. it's not a fancy program but it's saved me a load of grief. if not you can always
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove yourgames -y > output.txt
    Last edited by d3v1150m471c; October 26th, 2010 at 09:04 PM.

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    Re: stupid windows manager isnt working

    Quote Originally Posted by RIPwindows View Post
    hello guys i was just tweaking my system and then removed some of those games that come with ubuntu so then i restart and now whenever i open a program i cant close resize or minimize (it does not show up). i presume it is a problem with my windows manager and now when i open it from preferences this is what i get ~Cannot start the preferences application for your window manager

    Window manager "gnome-screensaver" has not registered a configuration tool~ please help me i dont wanna go and install windows 7 again. Ihave ubuntu 10.10 hope you can help me with this problem


    it also says disk mounter has not registered a configuration tool
    nice. you removed metacity wm
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install metacity metacity-common
    metacity --replace
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