Overlapping Panel + Compiz (Kind of frozen) [Solved]

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Overlapping Panel + Compiz (Kind of frozen) [Solved]

Postby guimaster on Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:37 pm

Hello,

I installed LMDE last night and so far I really like it despite my problem now. I went into compiz and I changed a couple of things so I don't know if that has anything to do with it. But after that I created a second panel which I set on the left side of the screen with all sorts of applets added to it such as pidgin, tomboy, weather, etc..

Everything was fine until I selected for my new panel to lay on the bottom of the screen instead of the left. I figured it would appear on top of my other panel - as it did in Ubuntu - but instead now the regular panel has disappeared. Worse yet everything is unresponsive. I can hover over the items on the panel and read info from the icons, but if I click anything on the screen nothing will happen. I am impressed with the fact that I can at least ctrl+alt+backspace to log out. When Ubuntu froze I had to shutdown by force.

I Googled for commands to type into the command prompt that Grub offers on bootup, but nothing worked. I tried commands last night to disable compiz and to reset the panel but I would just get errors that it wouldn't work. I can't remember the commands just now though.

Any help appreciated!
Last edited by guimaster on Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Commands I've Tried

Postby guimaster on Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:48 pm

rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity (This was accepted without error, but has made no difference)

Yay!!! I fixed it. The command above wasn't looking in my home directory. This worked like a charm:
rm -rf ~/.gnome ~/.gnome2 ~/.gconf ~/.gconfd ~/.metacity

Strange that this problem happened though... I Googled the command "rm" which means "remove files or directory" But I can't find out what "-rf" does. Can anyone explain please?
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