Bug 186384 - The trash bin icon over the desktop doesn't work
Summary: The trash bin icon over the desktop doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 5
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-03-23 09:47 UTC by Calorì Alessandro
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 15:37:01 UTC
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Description Calorì Alessandro 2006-03-23 09:47:37 UTC
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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Delete a file or a directory
2. Open the trash using the icon over the desktop
Actual results:
The trash bin is always empty.

Expected results:
The files/directory I've deleted should appear in the trash.

Additional info:
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.

Comment 1 Sven Kromminga 2006-03-26 13:22:07 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Paul W. Frields 2006-03-27 14:46:00 UTC
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.  

Comment 3 Paul W. Frields 2006-03-27 14:49:35 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Calorì Alessandro 2006-03-28 08:32:54 UTC
I don't think so. I didn't upgrade my existing system to FC5. I'll try to create
a new user...

Comment 5 Calorì Alessandro 2006-04-06 08:38:58 UTC
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

Comment 6 Alexander Larsson 2006-09-04 16:07:08 UTC
How do you know its a selinux problem. Does "/sbin/setenforce 0" make the
problem go away?

Comment 7 petrosyan 2008-03-11 02:39:48 UTC
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 7 or
Fedora 8?

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 02:12:45 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 15:36:59 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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