You might not have a desktop directory. If you do, it's just /home/yourusername/Desktop . They set it up that way in the example so you can just press a button on your desktop and boom, there it is. It's a cool way to do it, but not the only way. You don't need to be root to just go to your desktop. (But you do to complete most of the tutorial.) You can place that stuff almost anywhere. Many distros put it in /mnt . What distro are you using ? And remember, linux is case sensitive, so Desktop is not the same as desktop. Best way to find it is to just go to /home/yourusername and type ls, and see if it's Desktop or desktop. If it's neither, you can just create it too.
Let me know if you run into any other snags, and good luck....
P.S. Remember, Desktop and desktop are not the same, check to see which your distro has set up up with, and if it's not there at all, you can put it there yourself.
Last edited by budword; 12-21-2006 at 12:44 PM.