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LOST DESKTOP WHEN USING GCONF-EDITOR

Postby brian36 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:15 pm

Trying to install trashcan on desktop, I used Alt F2 > gconf-editor > apps > nautalus > desktop selected trashcan. Result- destop went blank apart from taskbar (no desktop icons). Selecting home folder from the menu does nothing. I was able to install a new administrator user. Logging into that and navigating around proved that all folders were ok on the original desktop. It's finger trouble on my part I know, but I would like to know where I went wrong.
Any ideas?
RIG: MaxData3000, Mint 7, RAM 4GB, mobo P5LD2-VN, E6300
Sorry just realised I should've put this under 'GNOME'.
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Re: LOST DESKTOP WHEN USING GCONF-EDITOR

Postby DrHu on Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:37 pm

Based on what you say, nothing was wrong..
  • Can you logon as the original user name
    --however you logon for now with new admin user ?from a terminal, try this
    • alt F1
      sudo /etc/init.d stop
      --login as the original user name
      sudo /etc/init.d start
      --desktop appears as ?
    • Run the gconf-edit again
      try unsetting [x]trash_icon_visible
--you can use the trash icon in mint menu>Places>Trash, to open or empty the trash
--you can also see it in ~/.local/share/Trash/ (alt H or h (both work) to show hidden files in your /home/user-name directory)); user-name is the logged in user

Or you could try creating a name for trash (trash_icon_name), which is initially set as [no value>, uses the system's default name Trash: and seeing if that works

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Re: LOST DESKTOP WHEN USING GCONF-EDITOR

Postby brian36 on Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:55 am

Hi DrHu: I couldn't get the command 'sudo /etc/init.d stop' to work. It didn't recognise it. 'init.d' being a directory had loads of stuff inside. I trawled around a bit, but it looks like I'll have to do a bit more research. However, I logged into the new administrator user, copied a renamed version of the '.gconf' directory onto memstick (to get around the permissions problem). I then copied that back into the the original user using KDE which I had installed, previously. I then renamed the old '.gconf' as '.gconfOLD' and renamed the new one, from the new admin user as '.gconf'. Logged out and back in with GNOME. That seemed to work. All my files and icons are now visible on my desktop. Bit of a fiddle. Now to test it. I WILL read up on gconf in depth before I dare risk it again! I have another machine I can use to experiment with.
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Re: LOST DESKTOP WHEN USING GCONF-EDITOR

Postby brian36 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:12 am

The original problem was to install the Trashcan. I should've used Menu > mintDesktop then ticked and applied 'Trash'. 'Deleted items' icon then appears on the Desktop. Hmmm - why didn't I look before!
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