Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167229
Icons for files in "Desktop" folder disappear after a few minutes
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:12 EST
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Description of problem:
After few minutes of using the gnome desktop all icons for files stored in the "Desktop" folder disappear. This only affects files not links to folders or the system icons (Computer, Trash, XYZ's Home).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Work on the desktop for a few minutes
Actual Results: Icons disappear
Expected Results: Icons should stay where they are
All packages are from the current Rawhide except for the openoffice and wget packages.
When I try to start the daemon from the shell I get the following output:
[dennis@nexus ~]$ /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon
The program 'gnome-settings-daemon' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device'.
(Details: serial 2221 error_code 170 request_code 150 minor_code 3)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
[1125513359,000,xklavier.c:XklStartListen/] The backend does not require
manual layout management - but it is provided by the application
Disregard the last comment it was mean for bug 167227, sorry for the confusion.
This sort of sounds like a gamin issue. I'll move to that component to see what
Daniel has to say.
Well depends on the kernel running, and the version of gamin, maybe it's
using inotify and there is a bug or a mismatch between the kernel and the
inotify version of gamin.
As I mentioned in the bugreport I was running the latest Rawhide packages which
at the time were:
This seems to be related to the following gnome bug:
This is fixed with kernel-2.6.13-1.1565_FC5 as a result of the following fix in
Author: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
Date: Mon Sep 19 19:54:29 2005 -0700
Make fsnotify possibly work better for the inode removal case
Checking i_nlink is dubious, but the alternatives look even
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>