lost much of desktop after installing updates

Joel Bryan Juliano joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 07:49:24 UTC 2007

On 8/12/07, Rob Lytle <fluffywhitecllouds at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to the list, but not Ubuntu.  I did a fresh install of 7.04 last
> night on this now Windowsless computer (yay!).   When I was finished and
> rebooted the screen looked normal with hard drive icons.  I seem to remember
> the dock having what looked like the usual icons.
> Then I was notified that there were 111 updates.  So I installed them.
> Now my Gnome screen is totally iconless and the doc looks like its missing
> icons.    What happened?
> Thanks,  Rob

You need to reload your icon cache. You can try this method.
Somewhat there's a bug in the updates that doesn't do this.

for i in /usr/share/icons/*
gtk-update-icon-cache --force $i

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