[NCLUG] Kerry - here's what I get.

N0WIQ n0wiq at comcast.net
Fri Jul 20 07:04:11 MDT 2012

Hi Herb,

The interplay between docky and the desktop is not easily understood.  
But I suspect that interplay caused the happening. Unfortunately  I 
don't know the details of recovery from this situation.  Can you open a 
terminal window?  If so what directory is it linked to?  to list the 
home directory ls -la $HOME and see if the directory desktop even exists 
and if it exists list the contents ls -la $HOME/desktop this is where 
the files are held for the general desk top.  You might ask 
<nclug at lists.nclug.org> specify the operating system and the generation 
of GNOME and see if any useful information comes back.  OR of course you 
could start over and re-install the operating system.

I am sorry that this has been such a long response but these are some of 
the push-ups I would go through in an effort not to loose any possibly 
useful data.

Kerry N0WIQ
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On 07/19/2012 05:14 PM, Herbert N Cantor wrote:
> Kerry;
> Don't know what happened, but when I logged into my desktop, all the 
> icons  and the dock bar on the left side had disappeared and there is 
> a new grey bar along the bottom edge of the screen "click here to hide 
> all windows and show desktop" which seems to have no control over 
> anything except to null out the desktop when clicked on.  I have no 
> idea where all the standard and added icons are or where that standard 
> dock has disappeared to.
> SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>> Herb

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