I'm running Mint 9 LXDE and I've done something silly! (again)
The desktop picture I set last time had gone when I logged in today, so by mistake I created another panel which appeared at the top of the screen.
In haste, I deleted the original panel and moved the new one to the bottom of the screen...........now It is totally devoid of any icons!
First of all, How do I get back the icons I previously had, and second, having now remembered how to change/get back my desktop wallpaper, how do I get it to stay there, short of "nailing" it to the screen!
This is how it used to look (you need to right click and select "view image" to see both ends) currently there are no icons at all, I've just been lucky in finding a firefox folder that allowed me to get in touch with the world!