I'm running Karmic RC 32-bit. Ran
aptitude safe-upgrade this morning, then rebooted. Everything looks fine in GDM, I enter my password, the animation goes for a few seconds and then dumps me to my desktop wallpaper, and AWN, which I have set to automatically start at login.
No desktop icons, no gnome-panel, keyboard shortcuts (like Alt+F2) don't work. I can launch apps from AWN but they open without window decorations.
This happened with one of the Karmic alphas and I just reinstalled. Anyone have a less radical solution?
People have suggested running
metacity --replace and
gnome-panel from a
gnome-terminal, and this gets me my window decorations and panel. What I'm looking for is, what file or script is responsible for setting up my session and launching these apps at login time, and how can I stop aptitude from breaking it?