Lucid Desktop Usage Issues

Steve Morris samorris at
Thu May 13 21:33:18 UTC 2010

I have just installed Lucid from scratch via the kubuntu alternate cd 
because an upgrade via the alternate cd failure destroyed my system. 
Having booted into kde the desktop is completely devoid of any icons 
(there's not even a trashcan) and switching to folderview pointed at my 
desktop directory makes no difference (the directory is probably empty 
too, being a new installation). Consequently I have manually put the 
trashcan widget (via add widgets) onto the desktop. When I delete items 
from dolphin, which moves them to the trashcan, they are not moved to 
the trashcan widget that is on the desktop, hence it cannot be used to 
delete these trashcan items. How do I get rid of these items moved to 
the trashcan, and where is this trashcan so that I can move it to the 
Also, why does a fresh install of Lucid not put the standard icons onto 
the desktop automatically (Trash, Home, Welcome)?


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