Debian, Compiz and Metacity
So today I’ve spent most of my time trying to figure out a bug with Debian (sid) Compiz and Metacity/Gnome where there was no window controls i.e. no minimise, maximise, restore and close button.
So after much searching and playing about I decided to downgrade my Metacity to 2.30.1-3 from Metacity 2.34.1-1 which solved my problem!
so Notes to self:
wget http://mirror.nus.edu.sg/Debian/pool/main/m/metacity/metacity-common_2.30.1-3_all.deb wget http://mirror.nus.edu.sg/Debian/pool/main/m/metacity/libmetacity-private0_2.30.1-3_i386.deb wget http://mirror.nus.edu.sg/Debian/pool/main/m/metacity/metacity_2.30.1-3_i386.deb dpkg --install metacity-common_2.30.1-3_all.deb dpkg --install libmetacity-private0_2.30.1-3_i386.deb dpkg --install metacity_2.30.1-3_i386.deb reboot
Obviously change i386 to amd64 for a true 64bit system!
Also rember to have compiz –replace ccp in your gnome startup!