All of my windows in Ubuntu Maverick are missing the Min-Max-Close buttons. Additionally, I cannot move or resize them. Windows that open at the top of the screen obscure the menu bar making the Applications, Locations, and System menus inaccessible.
I have tried 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm' 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure metacity' 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure gnome-session' and 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure mutter' with no success. Also I tried doing a full install of compiz, fusion, and emerald via Synaptic PM and then launched Compiz Configuration Manager and that did not change anything either.
Opening System>Preferences>Windows nets the error message "Cannot start the preferences application for your window manager. Window manager "unknown" has not registered a configuration tool." Clicking the desktop icon at the left side of the task bar (dock?) gives the error message "Your window manager does not support the show desktop button, or you are not running a window manager."
Is there anything I can do to get normal window functionality back short of a nuke & pave?