View Full Version : [ubuntu] X server acting funny

October 22nd, 2008, 04:01 AM

I recently got my computer working just as I want it to. It has been fine for about two weeks. I set up Gnome nicely while using Emerald to manager the windows. I use an AWN dock and Tilda to add a terminal on the desktop not to mention Compiz for some desktop effects.

Everything was going great until about 2 days ago. I use XFCE as well and I would go to change sessions after logging out of gnome and it kills X. X comes back but it can take up to a minute. If I log back into Gnome however, Tilda doesn't "sit" right, meaning, it will have a "dropcast" shadow, almost as if it were in a window. Sometimes it doesn't start up at all.

Sometimes, when logging back into Gnome, the AWN dock will appear at the top of the screen instead at the bottom for a moment as it "slides" in. The dropcast effect if you will from Tilda will occur sometimes then as well.

Any help would be very nice.

October 22nd, 2008, 04:09 AM
Heres a little screen shot of one of the issues(this one is the Tilda issue). Its hard to get one of X messing up...

October 23rd, 2008, 10:50 AM
Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log for messages