Desktop folder icons (Home, Computer) not responding

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Desktop folder icons (Home, Computer) not responding

Postby etisdale on Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:08 pm

Hello. I've been using LM12 LXDE for about a month (?) now with very few problems. :)

But there is one: From time to time, my Desktop folder icons (the default "Home" and "Computer" icons) fail to open with a left-hand click. I also have a "Directory Menu" in my panel that similarly fails to respond. At about this time, the widows start to trail when I move them. And the only way I can access my file system graphically is to go to Menu > Accessories > File Manager.

My thought is that this is a problem with LXDE, not necessarily pcmanfm because I can still access it using Menu > Accessories > File Manager.

Anybody have any ideas on how to troubleshoot? My LM12 LXDE is pretty much a stock installation. Thanks!

Edit: Just cross-posted here: http://forum.lxde.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=31657
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Re: Desktop folder icons (Home, Computer) not responding

Postby etisdale on Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:16 pm

The problem is intermittent, but it just so happened. These are the characteristics of the problem:

* Trailing windows

* Cannot iconify windows using "Minimize All Windows" panel applet

* Can access open windows on first (working) desktop: For example, I was able to access the terminal (LXTerminal) and my we browser (Chrome)

* Can switch desktops using "Desktop Pager" panel applet

* Can switch desktops using CTRL-ALT-[RIGHT/LEFT ARROW]

* Windows persist in other desktops, but are only accessible on first (working) desktop

* Can get to TTY (e.g. CTRL-ALT-F1), login to TTY1, and reboot.
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