I am using LMDE for about 3 months and had compiz installed.
While compiz was installed I had no desktop icons - which as far as I know is pretty standard.
After a while I kind of missed the desktop icons functionality, but i couldnt find a way to bring them back ?!
i tried disabling compiz - which didnt work out for me, so eventually I removed compiz - which didnt solve my problem either .
* I am rather new to linux
thanks in advance,