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Recently my speakers stopped working. I was able to work it out with this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure

While I was happy to have sound back, it came with a larger problem. The 'windows' around open programs aren't there. I don't know if there's a term for it, but the border around things with the close button and everything just isn't there. Some things (like the internet) I'm simply unable to close, nor can I access any other programs without logging out completely. I'm using a xubuntu desktop, and I don't have the issues with the ubuntu desktop. I know I could just use that, but I really just can't stand it.

I also seem to be unable to right click anything.

Does anyone please have a solution?

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Your window decorator is malfunctioning. Use replace or use mainline. –  hbdgaf Mar 12 '13 at 1:12
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as soon as you start a new session, open a terminal window, and type: /usr/bin/xfwm4 --replace tell me if it fixes your problem.

(if ok, one next step would be to add this command in automatic start command)

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Open up synaptic and see if you can fix any broken packages.

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I'm not really familiar with synaptic, but I don't seem to be able to fix ant broken packages. –  user139559 Mar 12 '13 at 1:37
    
Okay, more specifically when I click 'Fix Broken Packages' I'm not able to then click 'Apply Marked Changes' as these instructions say help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto I don't know anything else about synaptic. Could someone please help. I am desperate. –  user139559 Mar 12 '13 at 14:12
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