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Metacity [Solved]
« on: June 02, 2017, 05:01:34 pm »
Hi
I followed
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If you want to test metacity, run:
nohup metacity --replace
(nohup so you can close the terminal without killing metacity and loosing window decorations)
If you want to switch back
xfwm4 --replace
and if you want to make metacity the default, go to
menu > Preferences > Default Applications for LXSession > Core applications (tab)
and change
Window Manager: xfwm4
to
Window Manager: metacity
then log off/on.

and ended up at a command prompt the next time I rebooted

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« Last Edit: June 02, 2017, 05:19:30 pm by zebedeeboss »
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Re: Metacity
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 05:09:56 pm »
Okay go in either in text mode or vi a liveUSB and edit (in your home folder on the system, not the one in the live session)

~/.config/lxsession/Peppermint/desktop.conf

find the line (usually the second line) that starts:-

windows_manager/command=

and make sure it reads:-

windows_manager/command=xfwm4

Save the file, and reboot.
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Re: Metacity
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 05:19:11 pm »
BOOM!!!   solved - Thank You

Regards Zeb...

Note to self - stop fekkin about - if you wanna play re-install peppermint elsewhere and do it to that one  :P

Additional note - I edited the file from within Elementary as root (it maybe sheer luck it worked or it might be a valid way to do it)
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Re: Metacity [Solved]
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 05:27:52 pm »
I can only assume you misspelled it Zeb .. particularly if you know it worked from the commandline :-\
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Re: Metacity [Solved]
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 05:30:21 pm »
it definately worked from the command line as transparancy stopped working

now I know how to fix it I may try it again - or just run it every time I logon  lol

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Re: Metacity [Solved]
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 05:49:05 pm »
No worries mate :)
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Re: Metacity [Solved]
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 05:52:19 pm »
Maybe try making it read
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windows_manager/command=metacity --replace
which also works for me.
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