Mint 7 Gloria messed up after metacity uninstall

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Mint 7 Gloria messed up after metacity uninstall

Postby rldev on Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:22 pm

I uninstalled metacity and now my Mint 7 is in shambles. I have no start bar, video settings are out of whack. I had to reinstall metacity to get any semblance of a desktop back. But now I have no mint start bar. Not sure what the best course f action is now. Can I install Mint on top of this installation? If so, would I lose my home dir, virtualbox, etc?
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Re: Mint 7 Gloria messed up after metacity uninstall

Postby clhodapp on Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:17 pm

I'm pretty sure that this should be fixable. Are there no panels at the top or bottom of your screen?
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Re: Mint 7 Gloria messed up after metacity uninstall

Postby rldev on Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:25 pm

clhodapp wrote:I'm pretty sure that this should be fixable. Are there no panels at the top or bottom of your screen?



There are panels. Just no mintLauncher and video is screwed up,
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Re: Mint 7 Gloria messed up after metacity uninstall

Postby clhodapp on Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:14 am

If you have a panel, you should be able to right click it, say "Add to Panel.." and add a mintmenu.
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Re: Mint 7 Gloria messed up after metacity uninstall

Postby rldev on Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:17 am

No I tried that already. There is no mintmenu, it is as if it were removed from the system.
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Re: Mint 7 Gloria messed up after metacity uninstall

Postby clhodapp on Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:11 pm

Can you hit alt+f1 and use that menu to open a terminal, type "apt purge mintmenu", then type "apt install mintmenu". Then do another "Add to panel".
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