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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2017, 02:43:01 pm »
Hi abhaymanlyar, does right click work on anything, other o/s or whatever? Could this be a keyboard problem?
I don't think this is a keyboard or touchpad problem at all as both of them are working absolutely fine except desktop.

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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2017, 02:45:32 pm »
Does hitting:-

Shift+F10

whilst on the desktop give you a right-click context menu ?

Nothing on this too.

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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2017, 03:10:35 pm »
Hey! I got it working. It was a silly mistake from my side.
I noticed I had more than one file managers installed so I purged all of them except nemo and instantly I got it working as expected.
Thank you everyone for your help and suggestions :)

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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2017, 04:12:21 pm »
Excellent! Good to know you found the problem. Please remember to mark the topic as SOLVED.
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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2017, 04:38:18 pm »
Great news :)
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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2017, 02:56:04 pm »
Hello people! It stopped working again.

I was on the ninth cloud when I got it working yesterday and started my usual work on my system after that but today when I started my system I found out it not working and it is not showing any response as before. I also tried all previously mentioned methods in this thread but none of them is working.

What should I do now?

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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2017, 04:08:55 pm »
Oh that's not good, and we were so happy it was working. If it were me, I would reinstall Peppermint and not corrupt it as much as you previously did.  Peppermint is already a customized distro and not meant as a base to experiment with excessive changes. There are plenty of personalizing options you can choose but they are based on the basic Peppermint OS. To me, it seems you damaged this distro beyond repair, but I'm not an expert.
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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2017, 04:40:57 pm »
What's the output from:
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ps aux | grep [n]emo
now ?
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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2017, 04:54:01 am »
What's the output from:
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ps aux | grep [n]emo
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abhay     2109  1.8  1.3 947304 53532 ?        Sl   13:48   0:39 nemo -n
this is the output now.

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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2017, 04:57:48 am »
Oh that's not good, and we were so happy it was working. If it were me, I would reinstall Peppermint and not corrupt it as much as you previously did.  Peppermint is already a customized distro and not meant as a base to experiment with excessive changes. There are plenty of personalizing options you can choose but they are based on the basic Peppermint OS. To me, it seems you damaged this distro beyond repair, but I'm not an expert.

I also was very much happy but reinstalling the distro is the last thing I want to do as in that case I will have to reinstall all my installed software and that's a lot of work and time waste.

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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2017, 05:02:13 am »

And yes I restored home partition from a previous Ubuntu mate 15.10 installation.

Sorry to be the one to point this out, but you've already wasted a week by doing it this way, it seems.

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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2017, 09:58:36 am »
something else is still grabbing control of the desktop from nemo .. you're going to have to go through your running processes and work out what that is.

What's the output from
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ls -a /etc/xdg/autostart
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ls -a ~/.config/autostart
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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2017, 02:23:53 pm »

And yes I restored home partition from a previous Ubuntu mate 15.10 installation.

Sorry to be the one to point this out, but you've already wasted a week by doing it this way, it seems.

Not wasted actually. I am an Android developer and working on my project. If I reinstall peppermint a large portion of my time will be wasted in reinstalling all the software that I use very frequently.

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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2017, 02:27:23 pm »
something else is still grabbing control of the desktop from nemo .. you're going to have to go through your running processes and work out what that is.

What's the output from
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ls -a /etc/xdg/autostart
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ls -a ~/.config/autostart

Output for first command:
https://pastebin.com/p5ErXDE7

second command:
https://pastebin.com/vR1FPViv

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Re: Desktop is not showing anything.
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2017, 07:55:30 am »
I noticed in "LXSession configuration" tool, in Core Applications section, the desktop manager is set to "filemanager". It seems wrong to me. Is it so?