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Re: Desktop AWOL



On Mon, 2008-09-29 at 17:00 +0200, Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Monday 29 September 2008 15:21, Jonathan Allen wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I run FC2 on one of the machines inside our firewall - I just like the
> > look and feel of it :-)  Just ten minutes ago, the desktop icons and
> > facilities disappeared mid-session.  The icons and files on the desktop
> > vanished, right-click on the desktop doesn't bring up a menu and I'm
> > stumped.  How do I get it back?  The ~/Desktop directory is still there
> > with its contents, but isn't being displayed.
> >
> > What on earth happened?
> >
> > Jonathan
> 
> Hi Jonathan. As a fellow FC2 user, are you using Gnome, or KDE. I use KDE, and 
> do remember losing all the icons once before, but can't remember the fix.
> 
> I don't use Gnome, but I found something on Google, where someone had messed 
> with Nautilus, which apparently is responsible for drawing icons, background, 
> and the right click to get the menu. Perhaps Nautilus crashed, and is why you 
> lost all the icons, etc.
> 
> Have you tried logging out, and backin.
> 
> Perhaps try creating a new user, and see if you get the default icons for the 
> new user.
> 
> If you're using KDE like me, I'll try and find out what the fix was.
> 
> Nigel.
> 
> btw. We need to start an FC2 users club. A bit like the Morris Minor club, but 
> for ancient distros that still work well.
> 
I don't knpow if tis is true in FC2 but in F9 you look in:
.gconf/apps/nautilus/ and the contents of the directories therein.
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