Bug 1266243 - Plasma live desktop shows no folder or icons, just text '/home/liveuser/Desktop/ is a file, but a folder was expected.'
Summary: Plasma live desktop shows no folder or icons, just text '/home/liveuser/Deskt...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plasma-desktop
Version: 23
Hardware: All
OS: All
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-09-24 20:58 UTC by Adam Williamson
Modified: 2016-12-20 14:43 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 14:43:58 UTC
Type: Bug

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screenshot of the problem (1.76 MB, image/png)
2015-09-24 20:58 UTC, Adam Williamson
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Description Adam Williamson 2015-09-24 20:58:12 UTC
As per bug summary - when you boot a current F23 Branched KDE live nightly, you don't get a desktop with an installer icon, you just get a panel and a background image with this text on top of it:

'/home/liveuser/Desktop/ is a file, but a folder was expected.'

This is breaking the openQA tests, as it expects the installer icon to be there to click on.

Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2015-09-24 20:58:52 UTC
Created attachment 1076715 [details]
screenshot of the problem

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2015-09-25 12:53:52 UTC
xdg-user-dirs was changed recently to no longer utilize xinitrc (due to gnome/wayland), that may have something to do with it.

I'll try digging more.

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2015-09-25 12:54:30 UTC
Fwiw, xdg-user-dirs bug #1259896

Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2015-09-25 14:43:38 UTC
Wierd thing is the contents of /home/liveinst/Desktop was that of liveinst.desktop, except kde's kickstart's didn't include any code to copy that to ~liveinst/Desktop

Comment 7 Kevin Kofler 2015-09-25 15:10:11 UTC
I also couldn't figure out where the logic to handle that can be found. I suspect that some code somewhere (but I couldn't figure out where) does:
ln -s /usr/share/applications/liveinst.desktop /home/liveuser/Desktop
and so when xdg-user-dirs is not run before that code, it will make Desktop a symlink to the file instead of putting the symlink into the Desktop folder.

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