MATE Starting Up in Desktop without any Icons

Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help

MATE Starting Up in Desktop without any Icons

Postby everfree on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:58 am

Greetings, I have recently installed Mint 13 MATE on a Dell Precision 390 desktop 32 bit, and a Precision M6600 laptop 64 bit. They were both working fine and fully up to date in software. Upon a start, I have a desktop screen void of anything but the desktop image and the mouse pointer. I have no icons at all, no panel, no nothing. This happened first on the desktop, then a just today, on the laptop. I reinstalled the system on the desktop and it appears okay now. But this is the second time it has happened and on a completely different system and a 64 bit version.

All I can do is right click and open a new file, but it is not "my system"... the icons are different and if I push the volume buttons the icons are different also. I have no way I see to even access a terminal. I can change the desktop image background but that is all, no other options.

I am a long term Mint user, but minimal user of comand lines and such, for reference of assistance.

I have no clue what is going on ? Any ideas of what I can do other than a reinstall... as I do not know this solves anything if it's going to reoccur.
everfree
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed May 04, 2011 9:36 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: MATE Starting Up in Desktop without any Icons

Postby everfree on Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:19 am

Okay, I used cntl-alt-delete to restart X and clicked on "session" . From there are mutliple choices of destops. I chose MATE , entered my username and PW nad it restatred to my desktop !!

Okay .... but why did it start with a desktop I did not choose in the first place ?
everfree
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed May 04, 2011 9:36 am


Return to MATE

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests