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Old 08-11-2002, 10:02 PM   #1
kwliu
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Unhappy Gnome desktop icon disappeared


I got a weired problem in my Gnome desktop icon.

After I tried to mount a Windows FAT partition, all my icons on the desktop disappeared. I tried to log out and log in to the system. But the icons never appear again. Normally, when I tried to mount a cdrom in a console, a cdrom icon would also appear. But this time, it didn't show up. Even though I right-clicked on the desktop, the pop-up menu did not appear.

Does anyone know what's going on with my desktop? Did I corrupt something? Many thanks.
 
Old 08-12-2002, 06:21 AM   #2
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If your running RedHat 7.0 or similar, the icons are painted by "gmc" (Gnome Midnight Commander). If your running later versions of RedHat, the icons are painted by nautilus.

Try looking for either by doing a "ps -ecl | grep gmc" or "ps -ecl | grep naut". If you see either running, try killing them off (either file manager will re-spwan), ie: "killall gmc" or "killall nautilus".
 
Old 08-12-2002, 06:37 AM   #3
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rerun gnome, control+alt+backspace, that should update and make your icons reappear.
 
Old 08-12-2002, 11:47 AM   #4
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My Linux is SuSE 8.

I tried to restart the Gnome using Ctrl-Alt-Backspace but it didn't work.

I suspect some files are corrupted. I tried to add a new user and the new user profile works properly.

Any suggestion? Many thanks.
 
Old 08-12-2002, 12:10 PM   #5
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I could be your ~/.gnome/session file. Do you have a backup?
 
Old 01-03-2007, 02:45 PM   #6
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I think I'm having the same trouble.
Ubuntu 6.06 and Gnome.
First I lost my background and now I've lost all my icons.
Can someone tell me how to fix this?
I've tried posting the question on Ubuntu Forum with no answers yet (been there a month), getting a little fed up looking at a black screen.
Thanks.
 
Old 02-08-2007, 07:54 AM   #7
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Smile

I had the same problem.
Try to open a console and type nautilus.
OK, it look like some kind of magic but it completely fixed the problem in my case.
 
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:55 AM   #8
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I had the same problem.
Try to open a console and type nautilus.
OK, it look like some kind of magic but it completely fixed the problem in my case.
I'm on Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) with the same problem, and doing this solved it for me too.
 
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:39 PM   #9
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I had the same problem.
Try to open a console and type nautilus.
OK, it look like some kind of magic but it completely fixed the problem in my case.
I am a real novice, but I have lost desktop, the only thing it will do is right click, and gives me a few options change background etc. How do u open a console or terminal with no menus etc ? please help
 
Old 12-26-2009, 09:11 PM   #10
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Does Alt + f2 work?
 
Old 12-27-2009, 05:29 PM   #11
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Does Alt + f2 work?
no, i bought this 2nd hand, and have no root password, really cheesed off
 
  


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