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All i see is a black desktop.

Hi i am running the Linux OS and was updating software and i got an error, which i couldn't say what it was because i have never used linux b4. I rebooted and now it seems to work but i no longer see the desktop, i see the mouse arrow and the bottom bar. It sems to work i just lost the desktop, HELP!

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  • Brian Perry
    Brian Perry May 11, 2010

    What linux are you using?

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Ctrl h

    or

    Drop to a terminal (Alt+F2, gnome-terminal) and run
    /etc/rc.d/dbus

    or

    $nautilus -q

    or

    sudo killall nautilus


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davemitch
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SOURCE: the os is to frustrating linux is not for me ..xp is what I want .need to get linux out then install xp.

The particular model of Asus is apparently pre-loaded with Xandros Linux operating system.

It appears that you are not familiar with Linux and hence the apprehension and feeling that a shift to XP would be easier.

Why not give Linux a try ? There are a good many websites out there which go through the basics of using a Linux PC. Try them out, by spending some time in learning - you will get far more satisfaction and become more productive in using your laptop.

Some websites which might be of assistance to you are listed below:-

http://www.xandros.com/
http://forum.eeeuser.com/

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SOURCE: eeepc has no icons, just blue screen, can't access anything! Linux

When I was using Linux, there were 4 screens. On the bottom an icon showed which screen I was on. If you have that Icon, click the main screen (upper left) and you should be OK. Let me know if this works.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: asus EEE PC 900A Linux- boot problem after downloading updates

Consider downloading a specific release of Ubuntu; eeebuntu. Download the ISO and then conenct an external DVD device to it, during the BIOS screen, choose the ESC button and boot from the external device.
This Ubuntu-specific group offers three kinds of ISO's (simple, super basic, and a loaded release), all of which allow all parts to work out of the box:
http://www.eeebuntu.org/
If this does not work, check the informal eeepc forums
http://forum.eeeuser.com/

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

ohms
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SOURCE: Updating Linux Skype on EEEPC

get the latest from skype's website

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