Unity 12.04 no files or folders on desktop

Asked by carlvilbrandt on 2012-11-15

Upgrade.. to 12.04 no files or folder icons show on the desktop... ??? They did at first. Using Xubuntu xfce and they the icons show. ?? thanks

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#1

If you run:

ls ~/Desktop

Do you see the files?

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carlvilbrandt (carl-cgpl) said :
#2

Yes see the files.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#3

Right click desktop -> properties -> Icons

Is there anything there?

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carlvilbrandt (carl-cgpl) said :
#4

Right click nothing... been working on this problem for several weeks. their should be a menu

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#5

In Unity of you press ALT+F2 and run:

nautilus -q

Do they then load after a short while.

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carlvilbrandt (carl-cgpl) said :
#6

No just did that again ... tried it before and nothing happened ... Just realized dash board run commands that you would do in a terminal... and thks in advance for you help... I researched nautilus.. as the source of the problem.. but got no were ... I go to Places... and about tells me I am runing Nautilus 3.4.2

I go to terminal ctrl Alt t and i get this:
carl@carl-laptop:~$ nautilus -q
Gtk-Message: Not loading module "atk-bridge": The functionality is provided by GTK natively. Please try to not load it.
Initializing nautilus-image-converter extension
** Message: Initializing gksu extension...
Initializing nautilus-gdu extension
Shutting down nautilus-gdu extension
Shutting down nautilus-image-converter extension
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Not loading atk-bridge... ??? This might be the problem...

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#7

Try to reinstall/install

sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get --reinstall install libatk-adaptor

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carlvilbrandt (carl-cgpl) said :
#8

No this did not work ... sorry could not get back to you in time... Now I have a different problem the update is refusing to work.. its broken.. trying to install yahoo ypops .. and the update broke... geee ...

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#9

Please make a new question for the new issue.

You could try using ubuntu-tweak to set the desktop to not draw icons, reboot, then tell the system to again, draw desktop icons.

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carlvilbrandt (carl-cgpl) said :
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the "ubuntu-tweak" disappeared ... tweak-tool appeared and it crashes ... should I load ... ubuntu-tweak ... loved it..

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carlvilbrandt (carl-cgpl) said :
#11

Load ubuntu-tweek ... reset sysem desktop... will try to tell is not to draw and then to draw.

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carlvilbrandt (carl-cgpl) said :
#12

OK ... This worked more than thanks..