Desktop Icons not appearing on Cinnamon 1.6.1 at Log In

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Desktop Icons not appearing on Cinnamon 1.6.1 at Log In

Post by tcc » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:28 am

Hi All,

I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS with Cinnamon 1.6.1.

When I log in to my session, the desktop Icons do not appear unless I go into Cinnamon Settings, and then uncheck and check again the "Have File Manager (Nemo) handle the desktop".

Any ideas why this can be? how Can I make the Desktop Icons appear at log in?

Thanks,

Tom

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Re: Desktop Icons not appearing on Cinnamon 1.6.1 at Log In

Post by eanfrid » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:04 am

Did you also remove nautilus ?
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Re: Desktop Icons not appearing on Cinnamon 1.6.1 at Log In

Post by thunderkiss65 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:06 pm

I have the same problem, but i fixed it by starting Nautilus from the panel.

Should Nautilus be removed?

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Post by eanfrid » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:43 am

If you want to use Nemo, why do you keep Nautilus ? BTW I experienced this kind of problems until I removed nautilus. However, some parts of nautilus dependancies cannot be removed yet, but Nemo is intended to fully replace it.
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Post by tcc » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:51 pm

Brilliant! I have solved this problem by uninstalling nautilus.

Use the following commands:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install nemo
sudo apt-get remove nautilus
Then restart your computer, and log in to your Cinnamon session, and all icons are there as normal :)
Thanks to eanfrid

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Post by eanfrid » Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:14 am

You don't have to restart your computer after any software installation :shock: Just close and reopen your session. Your computer may still be using old libraries that have been replaced or deleted, then closing the session will unload most of these. If there are remaining loaded old libraries or open files you can check them with "checkrestart -v" (from the "debian-goodies" package) and do whatever is recommended by the output of the command.

Restarting your computer is commonly a Windows-user bad habit :) I only restart my 24/7 machines once per month (if needed) for clonezilla/partclone backup purpose or if I have to load/test a newer kernel...
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Re: Desktop Icons not appearing on Cinnamon 1.6.1 at Log In

Post by msoa » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:10 pm

I think found the solution: (Ubuntu 12.04)
change the following:

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/etc/xdg/autostart/nautilus-autostart.desktop 
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/etc/xdg/autostart/nautilus-autostart.desktop.disabled 
My problem is approximately solved.

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Re: Desktop Icons not appearing on Cinnamon 1.6.1 at Log In

Post by eanfrid » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:56 am

Yes this works, too. But be aware that it does not remove the useless nautilus from your system. It only prevents its automated launch in any user session.
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