Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186384
The trash bin icon over the desktop doesn't work
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:27:59 EST
Description of problem:
When I delete an item the trash bin icon doesn't change. If i open Nautilus on
trash position ("track:/") or I double-click on the icon over the desktop it
seems to be empty. When I open Nautilus to ~/.Trash it shows me the files and
directory I've deleted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.14.0
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Delete a file or a directory
2. Open the trash using the icon over the desktop
The trash bin is always empty.
The files/directory I've deleted should appear in the trash.
It seems like this problems was also found on the devel version (see bug 184473)
but it hasn't been fixed in the release version of Fedora Core 5.
I can confirm this. The deleted files are moved into $(HOME)/.Trash and can be
deleted manually, but are not shown in a nautilus folder nor are deleted by
clicking on context-menu->"empty trash" -- the menu item "emty trash" stays
greyed out, whether there are files in the trash or not.
This is apparently only the case for pre-existing users in systems upgraded or
re-installed from a previous version of Fedora Core. Brand new users do not
appear to experience this problem.
Re: bug 184473, referenced in comment #1 above, I'm not sure having /home on a
separate partition is necessarily relevant to the problem. I tested this with a
new user on a system *with* a separate /home partition, and the Trash works
normally there. Only the existing users suffer from this problem.
I don't think so. I didn't upgrade my existing system to FC5. I'll try to create
a new user...
No luck... It seems like is a SElinux problem. I also tried to install FC5 on an
LVM volume with /home directory on a different logical volume and it works as it
How do you know its a selinux problem. Does "/sbin/setenforce 0" make the
problem go away?
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 7 or
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