After wrestling with a bad install and connecting to a different hdmi display startx opened but doesn't show the menu bar at the top and the trash bin and another icon below it flicker. If I use sudo startx display is normal. I created a new user and the display is normal too. I have looked at the various LXT..... folders in .config for pi and the new user and amended the pi one to match the new to no avail.
The problem is clearly a setting or settings at user level. I am a noob with the RPi (version 2) and unfamiliar with the Linux way of doing things. Being the Pi user it would be a real backward step to have to start from scratch with setting up various python servo control routines. Any ideas how I can trace the issue?
Any help would be appreciated.