02/16/2011 -If you are using gnome as your windows manager and you try to use MATLAB, you may run into this issue. To fix the problem, go to System Menu -> Preferences -> Appearance, then select the 'Visual Effects' tab. Set the effects to 'None' and close the window. MATLAB should behave normally once this is done.
02/16/2011 -If you have logged into our UNIX machines before they were all updated to Trusty, you may need to remove your old config files for the windows manager you are using. You can use Ctrl+Alt+F1 (Ctrl+Alt+F7 or F8) will get you back to the graphical login screen) to get to a virtual console and the dotfiles/directories in question are:
gnome - .gnome2, .gnome2_private, .gconf, and .gconfd
kde - .kde and .kderc
xfce - .config, .gconf, and .gconfd
02/16/2011 -There are a number of options available for your use. Some of the choices are: Fvwm, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Openbox, Window Maker, and Xfce. You can set your window manager by clicking on the foot drop box on the login screen.
02/16/2011 -If your computer is connected to the internet, you can run ssh -X hostname where hostname is the name of the computer that you want to log into. The -X flag enables X forwarding. You can then run X applications within that ssh window and they will display on your local desktop. For further information, such as getting this to work on the Windows operating system, see the SSH X Forwarding documentation page.Read more