gnome desktop icons disappeared

Sudheer sudheer.s at
Mon Feb 25 17:06:29 UTC 2008

Robin Laing wrote:
> 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.
Hi Robin,

Thanks for the reply.

I did sort it out with the help of kind Fedorans at #fedora on Freenode. 
I copied all files from .gnom2 directory of another user on the system 
and changed the ownership. Everything worked well.


Sudheer Satyanarayana
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