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underlay 03-24-2008 04:10 AM

Desktop icons disappeared
 
When I booted up my mandrake 10.1 box today I found that all my desktop icons had disappeared although the task bar was still there with icons on. I had spent the day before trying to compile/install ffmpeg and mencoder, and trying to install some windows apps under crossover office but with no joy.

I have looked in the Desktop folder and the *.desktop files still exist and on boot up you get a quick glimpse of the icons on the desktop before they disappear. Clicking the right mouse button also doesn't bring up a menu like it used to.

Any thoughts on what I need to do to get the icons and right mouse button functionality back?

Regards,

Vicky

Xian 03-24-2008 10:12 PM

Are you using KDE or Gnome?

underlay 03-25-2008 03:17 PM

I am using KDE 3.x.x - I am away at the moment so can't confirm exact version until the weekend.


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