Window manager problems

Ozan Türkyılmaz ozan.turkyilmaz at
Mon Sep 26 16:07:47 CEST 2011

2011/9/26 Denny Dalessandro <osulinux at>:
> Using Xfce 4.8.0 with Fedora 15. Everything was working fine an hour ago and
> for the past few months. Then I rebooted and it all went nuts.
> When I log in I have no window borders, if I go into settings, the window
> manager and window manager tweaks buttons bring up blank windows. I also
> only see 1 workspace when there should be 4. Also noticed that when I click
> on the main menu button and move through the list of menus there is no
> highlighting when there used to be.
> I'm guessing something is making xfwm4 unhappy. There has to be some logs or
> something I can look at to figure out what is going on. The only thing that
> I can think of that I did different than what I've done a million times
> before is I was messing with a windows VM and this "enter unity" thing that
> vmware player can do. Other than that business as usual.
> My other window managers/desktops seem to be unaffected.
> Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Try cleaning your session or start a clean session. There's a place to
look at session errors at $HOME/.xsession-errors. It could have some

Ozan, BSc, BEng

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