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Re: f7 update broke lots of stuff

On Wed, 2007-07-11 at 15:18 -0600, Ken Dyke wrote:
> Ran yum update about an hour ago.  First update in about a week.
> The frames around windows is missing.  I can't move a window with the
> mouse.  I have only one desktop (workspace icon on the task bar is
> missing).  In fact, there are no buttons on the taskbar for running
> programs....

I've not experienced that from recent updates, but similar things from
recent errors.  Some hints for the future:

You can often move a window around by holding the ALT key, clicking on
any part of the window, and dragging it around.

If you had a terminal window open, still, you might have been able to
run top, find and kill gnome-panel.  It'd restart and give you back your

Losing window borders can be down to compiz or metacity (or something
else).  You can play with them on the command line to restart.  But it
may be easier to just log out and back in again.

> Went digging around to look for stuff to help describe the problem.
> Looked in upgrade.log and found lots of packages with errors that look
> like the one below: 

That didn't look good.  I wonder if you're having hard drive corruption

[tim bigblack ~]$ rm -rfd /*^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Huname -ipr
2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 i686 i386

Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5.  Today, it's FC7.

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