No icons on my desktop

Asked by Pat on 2009-12-08

Maybe you should take a version of ubuntu 8.10 or 9.04. instad Ubuntu 9:10 (is the latest and most unstable) .For switch from windows may be better to have one more old empty hdd small capacities 20,40 or 80GB(for one more OS;if you need both) so you will not mix theese two systems. if you have only one disk is best to completely format the windows, than install Ubuntu.Before i had GENERIC windows with ubuntu, and so at turning the computer on I could choose one of these two systems (the existing win .. i installed ubu. ... But that will not achieve anything if you ain`t expert , so choose ubuntu and easely explore .You now that any os you can run with the cd, so take a little investigate and have a regular windows on hdd too.

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Omer Akram (om26er) said : #1

press alt+F2 a popup will apear. type gconf-editor and press enter. click on apps and search for nautilus click on nautilus and then click on desktop and tick all the unticked entries and icons will show on desktop.

Your user files are under the menu Places→Home folder

An empty desktop with no icon on it is pretty normal after the installation...

Hope this helps

Pat (tonobungay) said : #3

Okay. Thanks. I have the icons there now.