Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133497
folder created with programs disappear
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:49 EST
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Description of problem:
When I create a folder when I'm about to save a file (save as, create
a folder) on the Desktop, this folder disappear of the nautilus view
(go to the place the folder is suppose to be and it's not there). But
if you go see for the file by the terminal (cd Desktop && ls) the
folder is there.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a program (gedit or fileroller for me)
2. Save as (gedit) or extract (fileroller)
3. Create a folder (gedit) or extract the files (fileroller) on the
4. Go see for the folder with nautilus
Actual Results: The folder or the files is(are) not there.
Expected Results: That the folder or the files is(are) on the Desktop.
This only happens on the Desktop.
When I rebooted, the folders created where on the desktop but I couldn't
delet them by dropping them in the trash. When I put them in the trash
they were both in the trash and the desktop. When I checked the
Desktop by the terminal, the folder where still on the Desktop even
after I deleted them with the "rm" command.
Sounds like file change notification isn't working.
Can you update to the latest version of gamin, log out and try again?
I did updated gamin, loged out and no change.
I do not understand step 3 and 4 ... How do you
"Create a folder on the desktop"
"extract the files on the desktop" ?
Then how do you
"Go see for the folder with nautilus" ?
Do you mean launching a new nautilus, double clicking on an icon
on the desktop, what else ? Be extremely precise please !
If you're not precise enough that we can't reproduce this there
is little chance that the bug will be fixed quickly.
Ok, for "Create a folder on the desktop" step, I mean of opening
gedit, chossing to save the file, going to the desktop (with the save
file window) and to create a new folder on the Desktop.
For "extract the files on the desktop" I mean to open any .tar.gz or
.zip file with fileroller and to simply extract the files on the Desktop.
Theses are only example of how to reproduce this bug, but there is a
lot more of way that are all similar for the thing that you save or
create something on the Desktop by a program.
When I say "Go see for the folder with nautilus" I mean to only close
all the windows of programs and go look at the Desktop. Like if you
were just starting the computer and that no program is running.
One last thing: what I was saying about putting files of the Desktop
in trash is no more a problem. I can put files in trash from Desktop
without any problem. Maybe because of the update of gamin, maybe not,
I don't know.
Thanks for helping
I can confirm the issue of items saved to the ~/Desktop folder not
appearing on the Desktop.
Using gedit I saved a file to ~/Desktop. File does not appear on
Desktop, nor does it appear if viewing this folder with 'File
Browser'. File does exist in 'ls ~/Desktop' output.
Selecting the Reload button in the file browser causes the new file to
appear in the Desktop and in the browser window.
Same for directories created using the gnome save as... dialog.
$ rpm -q gamin
$ ps ux | grep [g]am_server
john 9848 0.0 0.1 2856 1440 ? S 22:05 0:00
I think I know the source of the problem now, this is
a duplicate of 133665, I should have a fix over the week-end
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 133665 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.