Sorry it took me so long to reply. Something came up.
Let's go through the list:
palo wrote:All valid themes in /usr/share/themes should be shown - all I can think of is either you didn't put your themes there or they are not complete themes.
They were in the user home/.themes/ folder I copied them over without luck.
They were saved with the theme switcher provided by MATE. All I did was adjust RGB levels to suit my preference on the default themes.
palo wrote:Installing E17 and libedge-bin from PPA(Alpha6) you should have only 15 packages installed. If you have installed other bins and libs as you say, that could be a problem.
I realized that I might have gone overboard there and completely removed/reinstalled E17 and libedje.bin, without grabbing all the extras and I have 15 packages now.
I still get the Compositor error.
palo wrote:Is this a standard desktop setup with one monitor you have?
This is a dual monitor setup with 2 desktops set up. 1 per monitor.
palo wrote:Can you start with a fresh profile again and uncheck composting to see if there are other errors at login?
Did that before the reinstall, I mentioned above. There were no other errors.
palo wrote:Update: Installed Nadia Mate with updates today and Alpha6 from PPA - no errors about compositing or crashes.
I'm using Maya.*)
The crashes were mostly fixed by the update. The ones left are rare and usually happen when I'm changing a lot of things on the shelves.
*) How can you make that NOT sound dirty?