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I've recently performed a clean install of Oneric Ocelot from Live CD (after formatting my hard-disk and creating new partitions). One of the new things I decided to install was the gnome-shell and gnome-tweak-tool, since I wanted much more control than what the unity offered. So, I installed both gnome-shell and gnome-tweak-tool by using apt-get install. However, I'm facing two issues while logging in to my new gnome 3.2 shell:

[1.] The top-panel and bottom status-panel have both disappeared. (screen-1)

[2.] When I open a window, it becomes frozen i.e. it cannot be moved or resized - and does not have a close/minimize button. (screen-2)

Also, this does not happen when I login using the "Gnome Classic" or "Gnome Classic (No Effects)" shell. One more issue is that the extensions list is empty in the gnome-tweak-tool though I have installed all the extensions, but that is another one to solve once this first obstacle is over.

Hope you can illuminate me in this regards!



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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, fossfreedom Mar 10 '12 at 16:28

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I also have (more) problems with Gnome-Shell 3.2, after updating from the previous v.3.0. For me it was an extension incompatibility problem due to some older extensions, that need to be updated. When you say you have all of them installed you might want to deactivate/relocate them all first and then see if your problems are gone. If that fixes the problem temporarily, which i believe will be the case, you can start to figure out, which of them causing your problems. You can find them in this path ".local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/", also here extensions.gnome.org/local –  v2r Mar 10 '12 at 7:04
The issue of frozen desktop does not relate to extensions. Desktop is frozen from day one since I installed gnome-shell. I only added the extensions in an attempt to solve the freeze issue which it did not. –  Prahlad Yeri Mar 10 '12 at 7:12
That is another story then. It is a good idea to install the latest system updates (for bug-fixes as well) and also to file a bug report/look up for filed reports with similar problems and available solutions. Sorry! Not much help, i know! bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/… –  v2r Mar 10 '12 at 7:23
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! This question should instead be filed as a bug report, thanks! Instructions here. –  Jorge Castro Mar 10 '12 at 16:18

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