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    Re: gconf-editor apps>metacity missing? 14.04

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    No - did you ck. to see that that package is installed? (it's nothing you run or open, it's sets proper overrides for an ubuntu (unity) session inc. giving you proper window deco & controls in nautilus, ect.
    (whether it works for your current theme no clue but it must be installed anyway
    I installed it manually, does that matter?

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    Re: gconf-editor apps>metacity missing? 14.04

    What matters is why it wasn't installed or uninstalled in the first place.
    Last edited by grumblebum2; May 31st, 2014 at 10:26 AM.

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    Re: gconf-editor apps>metacity missing? 14.04

    Quote Originally Posted by grumblebum2 View Post
    What matters is why it wasn't installed or uninstalled in the first place.
    Can I give any error reports?
    If so please tell me wich one ^^

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    Re: gconf-editor apps>metacity missing? 14.04

    ubuntu-desktop is a meta package that depends on all of the packages in the Ubuntu desktop system.
    It contains no application itself but will be removed if you remove one of it's dependencies.
    Check to see if it is installed....
    Code:
    apt-cache policy ubuntu-desktop
    If not installed it will show a line...
    Code:
    Installed: (none)
    If not installed what does this show (will just simulate without installing)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --simulate ubuntu-desktop

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    Re: gconf-editor apps>metacity missing? 14.04

    Quote Originally Posted by grumblebum2 View Post
    ubuntu-desktop is a meta package that depends on all of the packages in the Ubuntu desktop system.
    It contains no application itself but will be removed if you remove one of it's dependencies.
    Check to see if it is installed....
    Code:
    apt-cache policy ubuntu-desktop
    If not installed it will show a line...
    Code:
    Installed: (none)
    If not installed what does this show (will just simulate without installing)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --simulate ubuntu-desktop
    It is already installed.

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    Re: gconf-editor apps>metacity missing? 14.04

    Have you installed other desktop meta packages like Kubuntu-desktop, Lubuntu-desktop,Xubuntu.
    As with ubuntu-desktop, removing the *-desktop only removes that package and not all the packages it installed.
    Kubuntu is known not to play well with ubuntu already installed.

    Added any third party ppas?

    From your posts you have obviously been experimenting/customizing and without knowing what you have or haven't done
    it's very hard to come up with definitive solutions to your problems.
    Nothing wrong with experimenting but honestly the easiest solution sometimes is to reinstall.

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    Re: gconf-editor apps>metacity missing? 14.04

    Quote Originally Posted by grumblebum2 View Post
    Have you installed other desktop meta packages like Kubuntu-desktop, Lubuntu-desktop,Xubuntu.
    As with ubuntu-desktop, removing the *-desktop only removes that package and not all the packages it installed.
    Kubuntu is known not to play well with ubuntu already installed.

    Added any third party ppas?

    From your posts you have obviously been experimenting/customizing and without knowing what you have or haven't done
    it's very hard to come up with definitive solutions to your problems.
    Nothing wrong with experimenting but honestly the easiest solution sometimes is to reinstall.
    I did not install any other than ubuntu only shells (wich i removed).

    And I'd rather not reinstall since I don't want to reset my harddrive again and reinstall everything that I installed.
    If there is like a recovery for ubuntu that does not affect my files then i'd be gladly to try it out.

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    Re: gconf-editor apps>metacity missing? 14.04

    Why don't you run
    Code:
    dpkg --get-selections > ~/Desktop/installed-software
    and upload the file using pastebinit and provide the link here? That way, people will get an idea of what's on your system.
    de gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum -- Wiktionary

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    Re: gconf-editor apps>metacity missing? 14.04

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Why don't you run
    Code:
    dpkg --get-selections > ~/Desktop/installed-software
    and upload the file using pastebinit and provide the link here? That way, people will get an idea of what's on your system.
    How do I upload a directory using pastebinit, the tutorial only showed files.

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    Re: gconf-editor apps>metacity missing? 14.04

    Quote Originally Posted by grumblebum2 View Post
    Have you installed other desktop meta packages like Kubuntu-desktop, Lubuntu-desktop,Xubuntu.
    As with ubuntu-desktop, removing the *-desktop only removes that package and not all the packages it installed.
    Kubuntu is known not to play well with ubuntu already installed.

    Added any third party ppas?

    From your posts you have obviously been experimenting/customizing and without knowing what you have or haven't done
    it's very hard to come up with definitive solutions to your problems.
    Nothing wrong with experimenting but honestly the easiest solution sometimes is to reinstall.
    Nor do the 'ubuntu-gnome-desktop' or 'gnome' meta-packages

    I speak from experience. There are a gazillion small conflicts with 'unity-settings-daemon' and 'unity-control-center'.

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