View Full Version : [ubuntu] My desktop won't show!

December 9th, 2010, 07:26 PM

I was unable to get any help over at the general forum with this thread, so I decided to check with this forum instead.. So, can you please check out this thread and reply if you have any help?


December 9th, 2010, 09:18 PM
What's the question again ???

December 9th, 2010, 09:42 PM

I've come to the conclusion to ask the community for some help after I had some trouble upgrading the kernel in ubuntu. In the start, it was just a matter that I got a completely black screen (could hear sound though) after the ubuntu logo showed up. I had to solve this by doing some hocus-pokus with some package I don't remember the name of. Anyway, now I get to log in --- BUT my desktop looks like this:


So no icons or anything.. Is it possible you have any idea what could be causing the problem? I'll provide you with what you need, but I don't know where to start to be honest.

Right clicking on desktop has no effect
I can use for ex. the CTRL + T key to open terminal
I can run any installed program from terminal
The "show desktop" value shows "invalid value" and I am unable to edit it

Screenshot in norwegian


Says "key not writeable"
Last edited by memstick (http://ubuntuforums.org/posthistory.php?p=10191433); 6 Days Ago at 10:13 PM..

December 13th, 2010, 06:57 PM
Sorry guys I really need to bump this.. I reeeally need to fix it!

December 13th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Sorry guys I really need to bump this.. I reeeally need to fix it!

I really don't think you're giving enough info for anyone to be of any real help to you. Take the time to make a Very well thought out post, give as much important info as possible in as few words as possible. Sorry, but that's all I got.

Start here...

The better the post, the quicker the results.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Also, take into consideration that all ubuntu systems are diff. & no one can see you're computer. Thats what works for me.

and have you tried logging into the previous kernel version, or recovery mode? You should have at least 2 when you boot up.