Originally Posted by Rick069
I'm in gnome and I don't have any icons on my desktop and when I right click, there is no menu. When I try to drag and drop icons from the taskbar to the desktop nothing happens. What could be the problem and how can I fix it?
It sounds to me like either the panel or the "settings daemon" (gconfd) has taken a powder. It happens.
I would try and see which it was and restart it. If that didn't work I would kill the X server and "startx" again (I would probably also clean out /tmp).
I'm assuming that everything worked at some point but stopped. Right?
Hope that helps,