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Old 08-23-2005, 05:31 PM   #1
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My Desktop dissapeared


Hi guys.... my little bro turned off the UPS the computer was turned off without shutdown...I restarted the system and boom........my Desktop is gone I cant even right click in the area of the Desktop the wallpaper is still there but the folders and icons are gone but if I use konqueror I can browse the desktop from within the browser normally.,...........

any help ???
 
Old 08-23-2005, 06:19 PM   #2
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well, the kde desktop is provided by the program "kdesktop". if you have a virtual terminal, or still have the kde kicker menu, you could try running kdestop manually.

It seams that kdesktop is started automatically from /usr/share/autostart folder. .desktopfiles are like program shortcut files. This is a long shot, but it might work if you recreate the kdesktop.desktop program shortcut (you can do that once you get your desktop up and running again. Right click - > create new -> application shortcut), and then place it in /usr/share/autostart/

here's what I typed to find the autostart folder. It should be in the same spot.
[tim@tim share]$ locate autostart
/usr/share/autostart
/usr/share/autostart/kbluetoothd.autostart.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/kalarm.tray.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/kdesktop.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/konqy_preload.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/kgpg.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/irkick.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/khotkeys.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/restore_kmix_volumes.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/kab2kabc.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/ktip.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/panel.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/korgac.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/klipper.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/kalarmd.autostart.desktop
/usr/share/autostart
/usr/share/apps/kdesktop/directory.autostart

good luck

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Old 08-24-2005, 06:53 AM   #3
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Thanks alot I used your info for a little tweaking and eveything is fine now
 
  


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