I've googled quite a bit but nothing I've found works. I just want to display the Trash, Home folder, Computer etc icons on my Desktop in Ubuntu.
The closest I've come is installing
dconf-tools, running it, going to
org -> gnome -> desktop -> background and checking
org -> gnome -> nautilus -> desktop and checking the icons I want to show.
I've also tried looking in
gconf-editor but can't find anything there.