Ubuntu :: Lost All Desktop Content Using Terminal?

Apr 22, 2010

I just tried to install a game for Linux using some commands in the terminal and suddently all of the content of my desktop disappeared. I can't find any documents that was there using the search option.. Here are the command I used. the content was moved elsewhere and not deleted...!

mkdir -p ~/.Games/TripleA
cd ~/Desktop
unzip triplea_0_9_0_2_all_platforms.zip
cd triplea_0_9_0_2
mv * ~/.Games/TripleA


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Ubuntu :: Bash Broken, Lost Functionality In Terminal (gnome-terminal)?

Dec 10, 2010

Linux-goers. I did some research on this, but I am still fairly new to Linux. In Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick), I accidentally overwrote my "/bin/bash" file. Dude, using "sudo" with a small typo can work disasters. Bash is now broken in the Terminal (gnome-terminal). Terminal itself still works fine, technically, but bash is still hosed/broken. Here is what I did to try to fix it: Booted from Ubuntu 10.10 live CD. Mounted my Ubuntu partition and manually copied the good/fresh "bash" file onto my hard drive. Verified copy was successful. Didn't help, as you see. Reinstalled "gnome-terminal" using synaptic package manager. Tried to reinstall bash via synaptic, it failed with error, "E: /var/cache/apt/archives/bash_4.1-2ubuntu4_i386.deb: subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 2"

In Terminal, all basic commands work as far as I can tell. ("ls", "pwd", navigation, etc.) Here are some problems:My "username@computername" does not display in the prompt; only the $ sign. Bash keyboard shortcuts such as uparrow and tab do not work. Instead, each inserts a key code. I can't even move the cursor left/right. Aliases (a function of bash and .bashrc) are broken, of course. My sanity level decreases when I use Terminal now. For what it's worth, even with "sudo" I get a "permission denied" error when trying to run Google Chrome! I read something about a ".bashrc" file being a possible problem, but I don't know how to make it work, or the file's proper locations in Ubuntu 10.10. Is there something I can do with a "make" or "apt-get install" command or something?? Could this simply be a permissions problem? Is the link to "/bin/bash", "/bin/sh", or a ".bashrc" file broken? Guide me, oh Linux gurus.

P.S. I always wondered what exactly bash was and how it was different from the basic terminal. LoL, this is an excellent way to demonstrate the difference, and I WANT IT BACK!

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Oct 7, 2010

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Jul 21, 2011

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Jan 14, 2010

Earlier when installing Karmic I requested assistance to enable me to listen & view BBC content in the United Kingdom. This involved me in loading :

Ubuntu restricted extras

which worked a treat.

I decided to install Karmic on an old desktop system with the intent of using it as a backup system for my data. Having installed this as a fresh install I again followed the earlier advice only to find that when I attempted to connect to the BBC I was asked to load flash. This happened no matter which station I attempted to listen or view.

As far as I can see everything has been installed exactly as on my laptop and therefore should naturally work as before. The only difference is the laptop is using 64 bit and the desktop 32. Since I now see that the desktop is also capable of 64 bit processing should installing the 64 bit Karmic help?

Using sysinfo does not give too much information. I am told that the CPU is an AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core processor 4400+, 1000.000 MHz & L2 cache 512. The graphic card is shown as VGA Compatible Controller and the Sound Card as a multimedia Audio Controller.

I am at a loss why I am being asked for flash on the desktop and not being able to have the same benefits as I have on my laptop running the same OS.

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Jun 1, 2011

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Apr 4, 2010

serious problem here: am running centos 5.4 gnome (updated to the latest updates automatically offered). worked fine till yesterday. now on startup logged in as my normal user, the desktop is empty...!! i get a desktop background, an the bottom and top bars (top with �pplications places, system'an some icons and day and time) no folders/items !! (there were many in it).

opening a terminal and looking in the home directory of the logged in user, the Desktop directory is present, and contents files/folders, so nothing has vanished really.. how do i get back my desktop?? (btw: logged in as root gives an empty desktop too, same as above)


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Jun 6, 2010

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Apr 2, 2011

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(actually, the file name was "Escritorio" and it was a PDF file, and in $HOME/.config/ the file user-dirs.dirs was changed to say XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/" instead of XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Escritorio")

I've searched around but only found how to recreate a folder calles "Desktop" (or "Escritorio") and have it act like such, but not how to eventually recover the original "Desktop" folder AND ALL ITS CONTENTS (quite a lot!)

Is there any way to get the content back?

Fedora is 64bit Fedora 14
Gnome is 2.32
Nautilus is

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Jul 4, 2011

in morning when i login into root..in desktop a window box seen. "Network Authentication" box.it prompt me to enter PASSWORD FOR Administrator@<WINDOW DOMAIN SERVER> and in red color a warning message is written as " your credential has been expired. in tab written "Renew Ticket" "cancel"... i entered password and clicked on Renew Ticket.. after that iam not getting mycomputer and other content of desktop...i cant go inside file server...in gnome cgi..

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Oct 5, 2010

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Jul 15, 2010

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Sep 13, 2010

I have been having difficulties with my HDD for a while, that said every now n then I'll had to put my ubuntu cd and do fsck periodically. But today things didn't went so well, after I did it when I logged in everything I had on my desktop was lost not, sure if more things were lost haven't check yet. But so far everything is good.

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Nov 16, 2010

My laptop has Ubuntu 10.04 LTS running in a virtual machine. Just couple hours ago my computer ran out of batteries. When restarted it and started virtual machine and Ubuntu, 90% of stuff ithat was in my desktop is gone!!!

They are not on desktop and if I browse desktop with nautilus, the files are not there. They are not in the recent documents either.

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Oct 15, 2010

I was working on something important in 11.2 and did a "zypper up" in the terminal in the background. I wasn't paying that much attention to it, I believe it was an update to 11.3. After returning to the computer after about one hour the windows were behaving strangely and the machine wasn't very responsive. I decided to reboot. Now at login I have neither mouse nor keyboard. I have switched the keyboard to PS2 model, no difference. If someone could help me with booting to run level 3 from the grub menu perhaps I could change some settings there to make everything work. I really regret doing the update. It would be very important for me to be able to get back in to machine with spending as little time as possible on this. Could I reverse the update? This machine is very important for me and my family for their daily communication, but currently I have very little time to fix this. My quick fix was to install Kubuntu 10.10 so I could resume working, but I would really need to get back in to 11.2.

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May 1, 2010

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May 20, 2011

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Ubuntu :: Lost All Of The Icons And Taskbars On Desktop?

May 31, 2011

i was trying to change a few setting in Ubuntu and i pressed something and lost everything on my desktop....no taskbar, icons, no power button in the top corner, no nothing

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May 1, 2010

Working with an old desktop that had been running 8.04 Update failed so I installed from a LiveCD. Dual boot with XP. System runs great off of the CD. After installation of 10.04 and a restart, the system worked well. Tried lots of stuff off the Gnome menus. Restarted and booted XP. That worked too.

On my next restart I selected Ubuntu from the grub menu and the system gave me the sign in requester. I signed in but the desktop never appeared. All I got was the background and a mouse pointer.

Right clicking the mouse brings up a 7 item menu that includes items for creating a folder, creating a file, ....., choose a new background. The menu works. If I click create a file an icon for a new file appears on the screen. Clicking on the icon brings up a window running gedit. Choosing the new background item brings up a window with candidate new backgrounds. I have no idea how to get the gnome desktop back. The sign in screen has a bar at the bottom that shows Gnome is the default session setting. Booting into XP continues to work.

I've tried changing the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= line in the /etc/default/grub to add nomodeset. That didn't help.

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Debian :: Lost Desktop After Sid Upgrade?

May 5, 2015

Desktop lost (Cinnamon 2.2.16 for me) after a recent dist-upgrade in Sid. I'm new to Sid, so is this normal?

Here's what happened:

Code: Select allsudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Code: Select allCalculating upgrade... The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  x11-apps x11-session-utils xinit
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.

[Code] ....

I also have run

Code: Select allsudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get install task-cinnamon-desktop

but it says something to the effect that task-cinnamon-desktop has been moved out of incoming, and that it's unable to install since I have held broken packages.

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May 1, 2010

I have checked quite a few post without coming up with an answerIhave Lucid 32bit release installed with compiz visual effects normal.I have lost the mounted drive icons from the desktop as well as the ability to save to the desktop or a right click menu on the desktop.
Any file saved to the desktop folder does not appear on the desktop.I have reinstalled compiz, the nvidia driver and tried all manner of settings but just can't crack this one

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Sep 1, 2010

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I uninstalled kubuntu-desktop using instructions provided here : [url] but then i lost kget .... now when i try to install it again , synaptic iforms me that i have to install a lot of extra packages as well .. what is the shortest way to install and run KDE program on my gnome desktop properly .. ?

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