Originally Posted by SEMC
Thank ya'll for your support, but I am still having issues with Linux in class. We were learning about mounting drives in my Unix Admin class and I somehow managed to delete my desktop icons, menus, etc. So now I am looking at a blue GNOME screen with no means of shutting down the computer because I don't have a log off icon or any menus.
How do I get all of my menus back?
Before you bail on KDE or GNOME (problems noted, but bloating isn't an issue right now), you need to start poking around your /homedir. In redhat v8, I *think* all the Desktop stuff is under ~/.gnome-desktop (in v9, it's all under ~/Desktop). Does that directory exist anywhere? Did you remove it, mount over it, rename it?
In the worst-case scenario, you can create a new user and, with a little work, move over the config files to your old directory. Or, if you've got nothing important under your homedir, just delete yourself and re-add. It's the same thing you'd suggest to someone who blew away his settings in Windows XP...