That doesn't seem to be the problem. I changed the .compiz-1 files like your article said and nothing changed. When I log into Gnome Classic I can see all my desktop icons but the panels don't start. I can try starting them from a terminal but I still get the error "Segmentation Fault (core dumped)". I think it is a problem with the panel itself and not metacity or compiz but I can't figure out what. I am attaching a screenshot of what it looks like when I try to launch the panel from a terminal in Gnome Classic.