Ok, I messed up. I installed ubuntu 11.10, installed
awesome wm and removed
unity, to have something to fall back on, I also installed
I was messing around and did the following, because the awesome wiki told me to:
gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop False # Still disable the buggy Nautilus desktop thing gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager awesome # sets awesome as wm
Now here's what's wrong: I can start up decently, and then I get into a login window (that of
gnome-session-fallback). I enter my username, select the preferred window manager (
awesome in my case) and enter my password. It accepts these, but then hold for a second and just opens the login window again, in effect preventing me from actually logging in.
I also tried
gconftool-2 --unset (from the
tty) on these settings, but that didn't work either.
What can I do to revert the
gconftool-2 settings to something that should work? I tried
lightdm, and then installing them again, but that didn't work.