[CentOS] centos 5.5--gnome desktop--all icons disappeared.

Sergey Podushkin posev at sibmail.com
Fri Nov 19 21:11:09 EST 2010

fred smith пишет:
> gang, I feel dumb having to ask this...
> I've got a Centos 5.5 installation (it's not new, I've been using it for
> over a year on this machine) and all of a sudden just a few minutes ago
> everything on the gnome desktop disappeared. no icons, right-click doesn't
> bring up a context menu. the panels are still there, though, thank goodness.
> tried logging off and back on but that didn't help. I'm perusing the
> centos forums for clues, and thought I should ask all of you too in
> parallel.
> Suggestions appreciated, thanks in advance!
> Fred
Check the result of

$ gconftool-2 -R /apps/nautilus/preferences | grep show_desktop

and, if it give you "show_desktop = false", turn the show_desktop on:

$ gconftool-2 --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop -t bool true

this should give your desktop with icons and context menus back.

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