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    Hardy: Desktop disappeared and Compiz won't work

    Hello,

    I encounter several problems with my Hardy installation:

    1. Desktop icons and Wallpaper gone
    Whenever I log on the my Gnome desktop, I can't see any icons nor my wallpaper. The panels loads. Nautilus is running. I already searched and found postings about the gconf-editor. In my case, apps->nautilus->preferences->show desktop is activated. The only way I can get my desktop back (till I reboot again) seems to be gtweakUI-nautilus. Unticking and ticking "use nautilus to draw desktop" works. Furthermore, logging off the log on again usually crashes my computer. What could be wrong? Basically, I didn't do anything special, but today my computer just was like that.

    2. Compiz won't work
    I use a laptop with a ATI Mobility Radeon 9600. The Mesa rendering gave me a really slow surfing experience, so I installed the proprietary ATI drivers through Envy. That worked fine (at least that's what fglrxinfo says), but I can't switch the 3D effects on. I get an error like "3D effects could not be enabled". This is not that bad, but has been better with 7.10. That's why I ask here. Is this normal?

    Thanks for your help and your patience. If you need further information, please let me know!

    Regards

    Alex

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    Re: Hardy: Desktop disappeared and Compiz won't work

    Okay, I should have read the sticky thread, that should solve the Compiz issue. But what about my desktop? Anyone has any ideas?

    Thank you!

    Alex

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    Re: Hardy: Desktop disappeared and Compiz won't work

    This is strange.

    Nautilus seems to be running from the beginning.

    I deleted .nautilus, .gconf, .gconfd, .gnome, .gnome2pivate and .gnome. Furthermore I tried to create another user (logging in as that guy shows my desktop!).

    Can anyone point me to another idea?

    Thanks

    Alex

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