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[Bug 565527] [NEW] Lose window 'title bar' on startups


Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: compiz

First, I'm not sure this is an issue with compiz. I would be surprised if this bug isn't a duplicate.
Whenever I boot my system, everything is fine but when I open any application or window, it appears, usually, in the upper-left hand side of my display and lacks a title bar (so no title, close, minimize, maximize buttons). Transparency seems to work find, but I am also unable to switch windows with alt+tab and am unable to switch to different workplaces either through ctrl+alt+[arrow] or through the workplace applet on my gnome panel.

I've been able to work around this by opening a terminal via the gnome-
panel menu and running 'compiz'. This gives me my menu bars back and all
my previous functions (that I've noticed). It would seem that I am
unable to adjust the 'level' of my "Visual Effects" (through
System>Preferences>Appearance). I can select "Normal" level, and I get
the usual flickering and the alert asking me if I want to keep these
settings, but this appears to have no effect and compiz behaves as if I
had not made the change. When I go back to check my Visual Effect
settings I see that the radio is on "None" and not "Normal".

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: compiz (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,ccp,move,resize,place,decoration,dbus,mousepoll,gnomecompat,png,svg,imgjpeg,text,commands,neg,wall,snap,animation,scale,scaleaddon,expo,staticswitcher,regex,resizeinfo,workarounds,ezoom,vpswitch,fade,session]
Date: Sat Apr 17 13:35:31 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
MachineType: Dell Inc. XPS M1330
PciDisplay: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a02] (rev 0c)
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=87bf2412-dcad-49a5-8378-7c05d23ea34d ro quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, user)
 xserver-xorg 1:7.5+5ubuntu1
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.7.1-1ubuntu2
 libdrm2 2.4.18-1ubuntu3
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.1-3ubuntu4
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.13.0-1ubuntu5
SourcePackage: compiz
XorgConf: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'
dmi.bios.date: 12/26/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A15
dmi.board.name: 0N6705
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA15:bd12/26/2008:svnDellInc.:pnXPSM1330:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0N6705:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr:
dmi.product.name: XPS M1330
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
system: distro = Ubuntu, architecture = x86_64, kernel = 2.6.32-21-generic

** Affects: compiz (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug lucid

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