[CentOS] Lost icons and background on 5.2 desktop

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 20:40:16 UTC 2008

On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 1:34 PM, Dick Roth <raroth7 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 11:08 AM, Dick Roth <raroth7 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> Somehow I did something that caused my gnome desktop to evaporate.  The
>>> only
>>> thing that hasn't vanished is the task bar I have set up at the bottom of
>>> the screen.
>>> Which configuration files/directory may have become corrupt or gone? Any
>>> help would be appreciated.
>> I think I did something like that, years ago, and there was a .gnome
>> file that I deleted, logged out, and then when I logged in, it created
>> a new enviornment for GNOME. I just looked at the .gnome folders and
>> nothing rings a bell. Hopefully, someone else will help you out with
>> this, soon. The list is slow on the weekends.
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> Thank you for responding, Lanny.  I've tried replacing my ~ directory but
> got nowhere.  I'll hope for other responses.

If you create a new 'user' and they don't have icons or accounts then
something is funny in /usr which is causing stuff to not work. If it
only happens to you then its probably issues with various .files.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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