[Solved] New install XFCE showing files in /home/$USER

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[Solved] New install XFCE showing files in /home/$USER

Postby wannabegeek on Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:41 pm

Hi all....

I'm another Ubuntu gnome transplant. I installed Mint 13 64bit with XFCE last night and getting used to the differences.

I was using Ubuntu 10.10 64bit with Gnome, where I had a separate partition for my home directory. During the process of getting ready to do the install I backed up my /home/$USER to where I had kept another copy of it at /mnt/old_home on another drive. I updated the firmware on my SSD and did a secure erase.

When I installed Mint, I made two new partitions for the clean SSD, a 40GB root and a 20GB home. Also during installation, I chose the new 20GB to be mounted in /home. After install was complete I copied all the files from /mnt/old_home to the new /home. Then I copied my old fstab from another other drive and put it in /etc. I ended up having /home/$USER/$USER ...so I moved everything in the second $USER back one dir.

My desktop currently shows files from /home/$USER instead of /home/$USER/Desktop....is this standard XFCE ?
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ls /media/

shows the three media partitions as mounted and I can access them, but they don't show up on the Desktop like they did in my previous installation.

FSTAB contents
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # / /dev/sda6
    UUID=c6412ba1-f594-48a2-ad5d-aa3d11a663b0 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /media/Music /dev/sda9
    UUID=d5c5d254-6614-45b3-a6e4-8664f55649b6 /media/Music ext4 defaults 0 2
    # /media/Pics /dev/sda10
    UUID=34f9d66e-5502-4e1a-aefe-1732b81ce9a2 /media/Pics ext4 defaults 0 2
    # /media/Video /dev/sda8
    UUID=915a523c-e2f1-49ae-9864-b3bdd78646de /media/Video ext4 defaults 0 2
    # /mnt/Data /dev/sda11
    UUID=02244003-530d-467f-a425-cee4ba1a9a02 /mnt/Data ext4 defaults 0 2
    # /mnt/home /dev/sda7 home partition
    UUID=7f7ebff2-98e1-40f6-8674-af2f05e0000d /home/daniel ext4 defaults 0 2
    # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
    UUID=5fa4afa7-eb79-46bc-9675-693036e54756 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

    ### Create temporary directories in RAM
    tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0


I'm getting a little confused about what I did and what I thought I did....it would help if I understood what to expect in XFCE !

thanks for your patience and help,
wbg
Last edited by wannabegeek on Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: New install XFCE Desktop showing files in /home/$USER

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:27 pm

Terminal > nano .config/user-dirs.dirs
Look for this line: XDG_DESKTOP_DIR= and make it to look like this: XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"
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Re: New install XFCE Desktop showing files in /home/$USER

Postby wannabegeek on Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:13 pm

great !

Worked very nicely....

EDIT: How the heck do you mask a thread as "Solved" ?
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Re: New install XFCE Desktop showing files in /home/$USER

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:16 pm

Scroll up up up to your very first post and click on edit. Place a [SOLVED] in the title.
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