My Number One PC, currently running F14, has a weird trouble,
which I haven't yet managed to describe very well.
It boots, showing what my workspace switcher calls #1, with my
gnome terminal and its usual tabs (which work). But the switcher fails to
change to any other workspace, and if you click the window selector, it
seems to think no windows are open. (The window list remains all but
invisible, also as if there were none.) None of the methods listed in the
Workspace Switcher help gets me to any other workspace. (I have 18 of
them, btw; I know that may be marginal -- but the preferences dialog no
longer lets me change the number. No way to do so even appears.)
I can add more windows on top of the terminal, but if I minimize
one, it disappears; and I have found no way to get back to it. (All I've
tried do work when open.)
I had supposed this to be a trouble of the machine, which
normally only I ever use. The other day, I added my wife to the Users
list, just in case, and yesterday I logged her in for the first time.
Beginning, in a very sleepy condition, to configure her desktop, I
discovered the Workspace Switcher worked fine there.
So I added a third userid, btth2 (my normal being btth -- who
want to keep typing out "Beartooth"?). The switcher works there, too.
This would appear to tell me the trouble is in how btth is
configured, somehow -- I can't imagine how.
I'd like to add all my data, and all I can of my tweaks and
configurations (*except*, I hope, the source of the trouble!), to btth2;
delete btth; and rename btth2 -- in effect, moving btth to the new name
and back. That might save me finding the weirdness, reporting it, and
getting my swiftly senescing skull around the directions for coping with
Can I do all that? How?
Or is there something better to do instead? (The trouble is on my
main PC, which is of course the newest, biggest, fastest I have; and I
miss it. <snimper, whiff>)
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.
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