Re: Desktop screwed up.

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On Mon, 2009-06-29 at 18:45 -0400, Adam Stokes wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Jun 2009 00:40:41 -0500
> Aaron Konstam <[email protected]> wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, 2009-06-28 at 12:56 -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> > > Aaron Konstam writes:
> > > 
> > > > Somehow I have screwed up my gnome desktop. I don't see the items
> > > > in my Desktop folder , I don't see my file folders for the
> > > > computer of my home folder , I have no Trash icon nor do I see
> > > > mounted external devices.
> > > > 
> > > > Can someone tell me how to fix this situation in F11?
> > > > 
> > > > Finally I get nothing when I right click on thee desktop. How can
> > > > I fix that?
> > > 
> > > Sounds like Nautilus and/or Gnome is messed up. There could be
> > > endless reasons for that. You could spend a week trying one thing
> > > or another, randomly, to no effect.
> > > 
> > > It's probably easier just to nuke everything from high orbit,
> > > first, and then recover. Rename your home directory, then create a
> > > new, empty, directory in its place, taking care to use the same
> > > userid and groupid.
> > > 
> > > Once you log in you should then get the default, initial, Gnome
> > > desktop. Then, you can manually move stuff over from your old home
> > > directory into your new one, one at a time.
> > > 
> > I came to the same conclusion and did essentially what you suggested
> > and I am back with what I need. That is what I get for trying to use
> > the Configuration editor.
> > 
> 
> fwiw, next time just check to see if nautilus is even running. and if
> its not enable it through your terminal and make sure its in your list
> of startup applications in 'preferences' -> 'sessions startup'
> 
nautilus is running but it does not appear in preferences -> systems
startup (as far as I can see)

The problem really was my fooling around with the nautilus options using
the Configuration editor. In particular unclicking:
/apps->nautilus-> preferences show_desktop
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