Ubuntu – I’ve lost everything on the desktop

11.10upgrade

I'm an uneducated ubuntu user, I updated to 11.10 and while i was changing some settings in compiz and I lost all of my desktop icons…well everything except for-file, edit, view, bookmarks, go and help! I have no idea how to resolve the problem, please help me!! Is there a way to fix the problem in the terminal or open the control centre from terminal?
Thanks

Best Answer

In any case, you can login using the Ubuntu 2D option. You choose it with the button next to the password field when you login. It's quite nice too, so you can use it until you can fix your problem permanently. :)