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February 8th, 2014, 07:58 PM
Dear sirs.
Downloaded iso, burnt and checked DVD.
Installed gnome ubuntu 13.10 onto an Acer 8935G with ati video.

After installation some strange activity:
1) I cannot paste any file or drectory to the Desktop
2) Files placed in the HOME/Desktop folder do not appear on the Desktop
3) Changing the Desktop background picture makes no effect.

Thinking that an upgrade to the latest files may solve these I installed the above ppa and upgraded.

4) I now have a broken system that gets as far as the 'foot with 3 dots' image then shortly after this goes to a Black and stays Black.

5) Booting to a terminal (Ctrl + Alt+F2) and logging in:

6) Download Purge-PPA and Purge the PPA above

The computer boots to the 'Foot with 3 dots' and goes no further.

Help and advice please..

Frogs Hair
February 9th, 2014, 09:17 PM
1. The file manager has to be set to handle the desktop in the Gnome Tweak Tool under the desktop tab.

February 9th, 2014, 10:15 PM
Thanks for that.
Much appriciated.