View Full Version : [gnome] Unable to load desktop

shantanu kulkarni
September 10th, 2008, 11:02 AM
I am unable to load the desktop in Ubuntu. The wallpaper does not load and I can not right-click on the desktop.

September 10th, 2008, 11:30 AM
1) What did you do or what were you doing/installing?

2) Try restart your pc:
- press CTRL+ALT+F1
- login
- type:
sudo reboot
- login in gnome, is it working now?

3) maybe restart nautilus?
- press ALT+F2
- does it open the "run application" window?
- type:
killall -9 nautilus
- press ALT+F2 again and type:


4) You can temporarily create another user:
- press CTRL+ALT+F1
- login
- type:
sudo adduser newuser
- fill in the details (password, name etc.)
- once you're done, restart your pc:
sudo reboot
- login using your new username