Esben Stien | 1 Mar 06:26 2006

Re: gdm not reading .bash_profile. Not even reading .xsession sometimes.

Dan Kegel <dank <at> kegel.com> writes:

> log in via gdm

~/.xprofile

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Eric Wright | 1 Mar 16:24 2006
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Missing icons

I am new to the Gnome desktop environment. I have recently installed Fedora 3. Things appeared to have went smoothly, until I noticed that the wallpaper is no longer showing and the icons for home, trash, and My Computer have disappeared. Also, the file manager will not startup. After multiple reboots etc, I have yet to figure out what has happened to them. Is there any log files that would be useful anywhere to see if they are loading correctly after boot? I have looked thru a handful of logs and have not seen any problems. I guess I am at a loss as of right now as to where to look next. Any direction would be invaluable.

 

Eric Wright

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Wout heeswijk, van | 1 Mar 17:25 2006
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Fwd: Missing icons

Sounds like your nautilus is broken. Nautilus is to gnome what explorer is to windows. It manages your desktop to.
When faced with a problem regarding the desktop and browsing files it is most likely your nautilus installation is broken in some way.

Open up a terminal and type: nautilus [enter]

Please post errors (if any)

ps is it broken for all users?

On 3/1/06, Eric Wright < EricWright <at> twcny.rr.com> wrote:

I am new to the Gnome desktop environment. I have recently installed Fedora 3. Things appeared to have went smoothly, until I noticed that the wallpaper is no longer showing and the icons for home, trash, and My Computer have disappeared. Also, the file manager will not startup. After multiple reboots etc, I have yet to figure out what has happened to them. Is there any log files that would be useful anywhere to see if they are loading correctly after boot? I have looked thru a handful of logs and have not seen any problems. I guess I am at a loss as of right now as to where to look next. Any direction would be invaluable.

 

Eric Wright


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Wout heeswijk, van | 1 Mar 16:46 2006
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Re: Missing icons

Sounds like your nautilus is broken. Nautilus is to gnome what explorer is to windows. It manages your desktop to.
When faced with a problem regarding the desktop and browsing files it is most likely your nautilus installation is broken in some way.

Open up a terminal and type: nautilus [enter]

Please post errors (if any)

ps is it broken for all users?

On 3/1/06, Eric Wright < EricWright <at> twcny.rr.com> wrote:

I am new to the Gnome desktop environment. I have recently installed Fedora 3. Things appeared to have went smoothly, until I noticed that the wallpaper is no longer showing and the icons for home, trash, and My Computer have disappeared. Also, the file manager will not startup. After multiple reboots etc, I have yet to figure out what has happened to them. Is there any log files that would be useful anywhere to see if they are loading correctly after boot? I have looked thru a handful of logs and have not seen any problems. I guess I am at a loss as of right now as to where to look next. Any direction would be invaluable.

 

Eric Wright


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Damien Solley | 2 Mar 03:08 2006
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Reset Nautilus Configuration

Hi,
I cannot currently drag-and-drop in nautilus. Attempting to do so locks
up the interface so that I can't click on anything, and hot-keys
(eg Alt-F1) don't work. Switching to a console and running "killall -9
nautilus") resolves the problem, but restarts nautilus. Drag-and-drop
works fine for other users on the same machine. 
I would like to know how to 'reset' nautilus' configuration data. I have
tried logging out then deleting the .gconf, .nautilus and .gconfd
directories. However, the problem remains, even after rebooting. 
System: Celeron 1200MHz, 512MB RAM, IDE HDD 80GB, Gnome 2.10, Debian
Etch. 
I can find no references to this sort of problem on google. Does anybody
have any ideas?
TIA,
Damien
Terry | 2 Mar 17:20 2006
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keybindings help

I am using suse 10.0 with gnome/metacity 2.12.  I have a multimedia
keyboard that I want to use the volume keys to control the _headphone_
volume, not the master.  I figured I could do this with gconf
/apps/metacity/keybinding_commands and specifying the key in
/apps/metacity/global_keybindings.   This WORKS if I use lets say a
"<Control>r" in the global_keybindings.  It does NOT work if I set the
command to my volume up key which appears to be "0xb0".

I got that 0xb0 from the gnome control center keybindings area.  I set
another command to the volume up key, and thats what it populated in
the key field.  For example, it says my Play/Pause button is "0xa2".

This is kind of hard to explain so hopefully you understand what I
want to do now.  Any ideas?

Thanks!
Nelson Benítez | 2 Mar 17:46 2006

Re: keybindings help

Terry wrote:
> I am using suse 10.0 with gnome/metacity 2.12.  I have a multimedia
> keyboard that I want to use the volume keys to control the _headphone_
> volume, not the master.  I figured I could do this with gconf
> /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands and specifying the key in
> /apps/metacity/global_keybindings.   This WORKS if I use lets say a
> "<Control>r" in the global_keybindings.  It does NOT work if I set the
> command to my volume up key which appears to be "0xb0".
> 
> I got that 0xb0 from the gnome control center keybindings area.  I set
> another command to the volume up key, and thats what it populated in
> the key field.  For example, it says my Play/Pause button is "0xa2".
> 
> This is kind of hard to explain so hopefully you understand what I
> want to do now.  Any ideas?

I don't know how to solve that but maybe this blog entry[1] will help you.

[1] http://blogs.gnome.org/view/uraeus/2006/01/24/0
Eric Wright | 2 Mar 15:53 2006

RE: Missing icons

You were absolutely correct. I tried the nautilus command and it just hung. Then I checked to see if it was happening for other users and it was. I was using up2date to update packages a few at a time from the fresh install of FC3. I must have either corrupted some of its’ dependencies, or messed something up while setting up VNC. Either way, I set it to download / install all updates over night and re-logged in this morning, and boom, desktop had been restored.

 

Thank you much for the insight, pointed me into the right direction. I am very new to gnome and am starting to really love the jump from windows to Linux.

 

Eric

 

-----Original Message-----
From:
Wout heeswijk, van [mailto:wout.van.heeswijk <at> chello.nl]
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 11:26 AM
To:
gnome-list <at> gnome.org
Subject: Fwd: Missing icons

 

Sounds like your nautilus is broken. Nautilus is to gnome what explorer is to windows. It manages your desktop to.
When faced with a problem regarding the desktop and browsing files it is most likely your nautilus installation is broken in some way.

Open up a terminal and type: nautilus [enter]

Please post errors (if any)

ps is it broken for all users?

On 3/1/06, Eric Wright < EricWright <at> twcny.rr.com> wrote:

I am new to the Gnome desktop environment. I have recently installed Fedora 3. Things appeared to have went smoothly, until I noticed that the wallpaper is no longer showing and the icons for home, trash, and My Computer have disappeared. Also, the file manager will not startup. After multiple reboots etc, I have yet to figure out what has happened to them. Is there any log files that would be useful anywhere to see if they are loading correctly after boot? I have looked thru a handful of logs and have not seen any problems. I guess I am at a loss as of right now as to where to look next. Any direction would be invaluable.

 

Eric Wright


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Eric Wright | 3 Mar 01:08 2006
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RE: Missing icons

Nautilus was definitely broken. Typing the command in the terminal just hung indefinitely. Turns out it has something to do with firing up two vncserver’s in the .bash_profile’s for a couple of accounts.

 

Thank you much for your input. It did get me started in the right direction.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Wout heeswijk, van [mailto:wout.van.heeswijk <at> gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 10:47 AM
To: gnome-list <at> gnome.org
Subject: Re: Missing icons

 

Sounds like your nautilus is broken. Nautilus is to gnome what explorer is to windows. It manages your desktop to.
When faced with a problem regarding the desktop and browsing files it is most likely your nautilus installation is broken in some way.

Open up a terminal and type: nautilus [enter]

Please post errors (if any)

ps is it broken for all users?

On 3/1/06, Eric Wright < EricWright <at> twcny.rr.com> wrote:

I am new to the Gnome desktop environment. I have recently installed Fedora 3. Things appeared to have went smoothly, until I noticed that the wallpaper is no longer showing and the icons for home, trash, and My Computer have disappeared. Also, the file manager will not startup. After multiple reboots etc, I have yet to figure out what has happened to them. Is there any log files that would be useful anywhere to see if they are loading correctly after boot? I have looked thru a handful of logs and have not seen any problems. I guess I am at a loss as of right now as to where to look next. Any direction would be invaluable.

 

Eric Wright


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Bob Marcum | 3 Mar 14:46 2006
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Re: How to configure location of Desktop folder ?

Steve,

I certainly do thank you for spending your time to answer my call for help.  And I have found the setting in
gconf-editor you described; I set it "on" and re-fired the desktop.

However, that does not solve my problem.  What that did was put an icon on my graphical desktop for every
directory and file in my home directory.

Maybe you did not understand my question ... but I have the impression you can help me solve this problem so
please hang in with me one more round.

You mentioned, "When .desktop became Desktop ...".  What I want to achieve, I guess, is to put it back the way
it was.  I want the preferences repository to NOT be laying out in my home directory as a visible folder.  I
want to be able to cause "Desktop" (in my home directory) to become .desktop (a hidden directory among so
many other hidden directories in my home directory).  Can you tell me how to do that?  ... maybe with another
option in gconf-editor?

I am very grateful for your willingness to help.  I think a lot of other folks would be grateful, too!

Thanks!
------------------------------------------------

Steve George wrote:
> Bob,
> 
> In gconf-editor there is a setting to specify whether to use the Home 
> directory or Desktop directory for nautilus.
> 
> It is under apps->nautilus->preferences called "desktop_is_home_dir"
> 
> When .desktop became Desktop I just symlinked the two together.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Steve
> 
> On 1/29/06, Bob Marcum <bmarcum <at> houston.rr.com 
> <mailto:bmarcum <at> houston.rr.com>> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>     Todd Walton wrote:
>      > On 1/27/06, Bob Marcum <bmarcum <at> houston.rr.com
>     <mailto:bmarcum <at> houston.rr.com>> wrote:
>      >
>      >>How may I configure the gnome "Desktop" directory to be somthing
>     else ... as in .desktop??
>      >
>      >
>      > Oh, jeez yes.  Please tell me.
>      >
>     Are y'all saying this can't be done?!!  Say it isn't so!  That would
>     be a cruel joke.
> 
>     Can we hear from somebody authoritatively that this can or cannot be
>     done?  Please.
> 
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