Gnome Flashback does not work

Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
User avatar
mnom
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:42 pm

Gnome Flashback does not work

Postby mnom » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:09 pm

Hello!
I have installed gnome-session-flashback but after logging out and trying to change session, I get back to Mate.

Code: Select all

cat $DESKTOP_SESSION
cat: mate: No such file or directory


So, I'm still on Mate. How to fix it?

User avatar
karlchen
Level 18
Level 18
Posts: 8021
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:21 am
Location: Germany

Re: Gnome Flashback does not work

Postby karlchen » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:22 pm

Hello, mnom.

$DESKTOP_SESSION is not a file, but an environment variable. The commandline to display the content of the environment variable $DESKTOP_SESSION therefore is not cat, but

Code: Select all

echo $DESKTOP_SESSION

Is Gnome-Flashback (Compiz) or Gnome-Flashback (Metacity) listed in the MDM Greeter Screen (login) at all? Cf. Install and tweak the GNOME Flashback Session in Ubuntu 14.04

Regards,
Karl
Image
Old bugs good, new bugs bad! Updates are evil: might fix old bugs and introduce no new ones.

User avatar
mnom
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:42 pm

Re: Gnome Flashback does not work

Postby mnom » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:24 pm

I walked through the article.
Of course installed flashback

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback

Than nothing new got installed on

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

The rest is optional.

Yes, I have both gnome flashbacks available in starting screen.
But the behavior is strange. If I choose either of them the screen goes black with only pointer or it boots into Mate. $DESKTOP_SESSION confirms that it is Mate.

So, no luck for now.


Return to “Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets”