I've just jumpstarted an instructional lab with 26 Suns (common jumpstart profile) running the 05/09 release. And JDS is acting extremely flaky for both new and existing accounts. Symptoms include:
gnome-terminal starts up un-themed (e.g. simple square window), no accelerator keys (shift-ctrl-T, etc) ... and generally, no settings at all.
The main panel is floating near the top left corner, and has NO contents.
Alt-TAB does not switch between minimized applications.
This occurs across multiple user accounts, new (e.g. no contents at /home) and existing (e.g. have been using JDS for two years or more).
OK, so you can manually "fix" some of this stuff, but with a couple of hundred users that really isn't an option.
Suggestions? Is this a known bug??
(metacity --replace is not the answer)
Closer to underestanding the problem.
When I log on to one of these machines with a "virgin" user account, select "Launch / Preferences / Desktop Preferences / Display / Themes", I get back a pop-up saying (roughly) "I can't do that because
either you don't have metacity installed or gconf is mis-configured".
SUNWgnome-wm is installed and metacity is running. All of the GNOME2 stuff is installed.
Certainly doesn't sound like any of the more common login issues I've heard of -- I'm not really familiar with jumpstart installs, but it certainly sounds like not everything has been installed that ought to have been.
Logging into a failsafe terminal and running 'gnome-session' from there may give more clues...