M-2009. Desktop mostly vanished.
New install. A couple of days ago I booted to a desktop with default image background and a very minimal task bar at the bottom. Most of the options don't function. I have text only buttons for terminal and Browser but neither work. I can click on desk top to get popup menu with limited items, many don't work there either. A few of the utilities and games will load but nothing related to system settings works.
When booting it goes directly to the black desktop without ever asking for any user to login.
I can exit desktop to terminal mode but can't get back to desktop except by reboot. I have tried to use the install/upgrade from dvd to no avail.
Tried command line to make a new user but does not help matters.
twice as confusing for me as I am totally new to linux.
Any ideas? ( I have also posted in Mandriva forum but no results yet ):eek: