Originally Posted by nadroj
when u open the terminal, you will probably be sent to your home directory (/home/userName) you need to use the cd command to move to your desktop
ie: cd desktop or cd /home/userName/desktop
Note that "desktop" is not the same as "Desktop". So, hugeness, you may want to try "cd Desktop". Also, you don't need to type the whole path to a directory, if it is in the one you're currently in, e.g. as nadroj says, you'll start off in your home directory, so you can get to Desktop by just typing "cd Desktop". You can of course use the whole path if you want.