Desktop Icons Do Not Appear on Desktop at Startup

Category:bug report
Status:needs more info

When I bootup and login all the desktop icons are missing, for example files, folders and the computer icons Trash, Computer, home, etc .... I have to log out and back in again to restore the icons.

This issue happened in a previous Trisquel version as well. Its only recently started to happen again in 5.5, probably caused by an update.

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 17:50
Title:Desktop Icons Do Not Appear on Desktop on Startup and Login» Desktop Icons Do Not Appear on Desktop at Startup
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 21:58

Instead of logout/login try opening a terminal and firing nautilus (it provides the desktop). Do you see anything in the logs?

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 23:21

Logs? Nautilus? Could you give me the code to type (well ok paste) in to the terminal.
It's baby steps I know :)

I think they pushed through an update to fix this last time.. not sure though.....

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:03
Status:active» needs more info

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Fri, 10/26/2012 - 09:09

To start Nautilus, just type nautilus. It will open a file browser window as well. Did this help?

You could read ~/.xsession-errors and /var/log/syslog.

You can use e.g. the less command to do so. You can use PageUp, PageDown, Home and End buttons to navigate and q to quit, h will give you the complete less help.

i.e. less ~/.xsession-errors

There you might find something useful... or not.