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Nov 5, 2010

I recently downloaded ubuntu netbook 10.10 and there is no icons showing on the desktop. When i go into my files and folders and look in the desktop folder there are numerous items and folders in there. also, when i log into the desktop edition the items show up on the desktop.

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I have tried removing and reinstalling Unity as well as installing and removing fglrx. I posted originally in the following thread until I realised the OP there was describing a very different problem:


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please can some one tell me how to do this??
http://oi56.tinypic.com/35i8uf8.jpg heres an image of my desktop

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Sep 1, 2011

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Besides that the systems works fine.

I am running Natty 64 bit with a GTX275 graphicscard and the latest drivers from X updates.

You can see the problem illustrated below.

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