I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-session-fallback (Gnome Classic in the login menu). I wanted to remove window borders from metacity and stumbled across this post which basically changes
FALSE, which should remove the window borders in metacity. I know that it is also possible to change your GTK theme to one without window borders, but I wanted to try this solution.
So I downloaded the source from my current metacity version (2.34.1) and changed that row. After compiling (./configure && make) I ran
checkinstall which generates a .deb file from the source (had to change the version a bit to match the current one exactly). But after installing and loging out and back in, I couldn't load Gnome Classic. I get the error
Failed to load session gnome-fallback.
I could reinstall the old metacity which was still saved in
/var/cache/apt/archives/, so everything is back where it was before. But I would like to mess around with metacity.
Have I installed it correctly or did I forgot something? Are there any log files that I should check for solving this error? Thanks in advance!