gnome desktop icons disappeared

Robin Laing Robin.Laing at
Mon Feb 25 16:31:12 UTC 2008

Sudheer wrote:
> Hello,
> When I started my computer today, my gnome desktop icons had 
> disappeared. As far as I can recall, I hadn't changed any settings. When 
> I right click on the desktop, the context menu doesn't appear either. 
> But the desktop wallpaper remains intact. I can see the files on Desktop 
> from nautilus though. This is happening only for 1 user. All other users 
> are fine.
> How can I resolve this?
> [sudheer at localhost ~]$ uname -a
> Linux localhost #1 SMP Mon Jan 14 22:07:11 EST 2008 
> x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> Regards,
> Sudheer

As you didn't get a response, check the /tmp directory and remove any 
files associated with our account.  I have had this happen from time to 
time.  Usually caused in association with switch user.

Robin Laing

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