historyb wrote:Tried both options and they didn't work
Me too - and similar solutions from other threads as well.
For me, it seems to be fixed (may be speaking too soon again )
I changed the mdm login screen, cinnamon theme, icon, gtk and window theme all back to the defaults.
So far , the desktop icons have appeared at every boot - and I've tried it a number of times now. Go figure.
Hopefully they'll find a permanent solution soon.