no icons appearing on linux lite desktop
Acer Aspire One came installed with linux lite.
In trying to install Cisco VPN I installed Synaptic (as many forums posts suggested it would make life easier). After installation of Synaptic it told me I have broken something-or-other. I did a repair as Synaptic suggested, and that has now totally screwed my desktop.
The netbook boots up OK, loads the desktop toolbar, but no icons, and when I click on Home I get an error about xfdesktop2 not found.
(Could not run command: xfdesktop2 --gohome: Failed to execute child process "xfdesktop2" (No such file or directory)).
I can't see a way to fix this as I cannot load a terminal to install the missing files. I looked at doing a system recovery, but netbooks don't have CD-ROMs and I don't have a USB CD-ROM I can use. Is there some kind of boot in dos mode like windows has that I can use?