Comment 44 for bug 349519

/me curses the day they decided to change the way the session worked in gnome :)

@rationalperseus, can you run `nautilus` in a terminal to see if that restores your desktop? If it doesn't, then could you run:

gconftool2 --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop --type BOOL true

from a terminal and try running nautilus again?