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Old 12-24-2008, 12:38 PM   #1
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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?

Old 12-25-2008, 06:44 AM   #2
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:10 AM   #3
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Seems that during repair Synaptic uninstalled something, named xfdesktop2. Now you should install it back. To do it you can switch in console mode by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2 (to switch back from console to graphics use Alt-F7).

And in future you should allways carefully study each action system proposes to you, and save all the logs of such actions, to trace errors back.
Old 12-27-2008, 12:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses. I eventually used a recovery image to reset to factory defaults using instructions on the link below.


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