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Well the title pretty much explains itself, the problem I have is on 11.10. After entering "gsku nautilus" the desktop reappears, but it's as admin and doing this every log in is a pain in the ... I'd appreciate your help!

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The question doesn't explain itself. It's quite incomprehensible. Why are you running nautilus as root? What you you mean you want to enable a not showing desktop? –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Oct 18 '11 at 17:50
Let's say I start a normal session, log in and then I see no desktop icons, no buttons upon right clicking and no panels, I've tried using both gnome and unity, same thing happens. After running "gksu nautilus" the desktop controls appear, so does the wallpaper. –  Seth Oct 19 '11 at 5:29
You should not run Nautilus as root. That's a different user. You should run it without gksu. But why it doesn't appear, I don't know. Nautilus is run by default. –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Oct 19 '11 at 15:34
Well that's bad news, I have to reinstall, again... Thanks for your concern tho. –  Seth Oct 19 '11 at 19:05
Reinstall? That's fairly extreme. I would launch a guest session and see if it works properly there. I'm sure it will, meaning that it's a config error, and a reinstall won't fix that. –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Oct 20 '11 at 0:49

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