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I have a 4 monitor setup with xinerama in seperate X windows. I installed gdm and got rid of the big mouse icon. Somewhere along the way though, icons got screwy. Whenever I try and move them, I have to drag my mouse down for a while. Then the icon appears near the top of the monitor. Side to side doesnt seem to do it.

I'd just like to do a full reinstall of the desktop and start from scratch, not sure how to do that. apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop, then install only did a small amount of data.

Open to other suggestions as well

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Try this out.

Copy and run the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt-cache depends ubuntu-desktop | awk -F ":" '{print $2}' | sed '/^$/d' | xargs sudo apt-get install --reinstall --install-recommends --yes

This command will reinstall the entire desktop. Then reboot the computer. Hope this helps you.

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Didn't do the trick unfortunately. Still have the gnome style login and the icon issue. – user83377 Aug 15 '12 at 11:59
Looks like it. all of the gnome-* packages i have are 3.2.x or 3.4.x – user83377 Aug 15 '12 at 16:15
No, I'm running it in gnome classic mode. – user83377 Aug 15 '12 at 19:19
would you like to keep gdm or use lightdm – Max Tither Aug 15 '12 at 19:55
ive always used gdm. if possible, keeping that would be nice, but im flexible at this point to get it working properly – user83377 Aug 16 '12 at 11:28

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