minimized windows disappearing
For no apparent reason one of our Scientific Linux boxes suddenly has the windows, when minimized, disappearing instead of sitting in the panel as usual; the panel is there, but a blank box now - nothing else is there - minimized windows or anything else. I've poked around but don't seem to see anything that would either be responsible for the behavior or a way to fix it.
Also, I have Ubuntu on two machines, Scientific Linux on 2 and SUSE 8.1 on another. The SUSE box is the only one that I can see my hard drives on. SL and Ubuntu show the floppy, the CD and the Network, but no HD. I understand mounting, but I though Ubuntu did that automatically. Since it doesn't, what would I do the get the HD's to show?
I've been using various distro's of Linux for several years now but only casually and I'm not a programer, so you might want to keep that in mind as you post a reply.