Bug 190301 - lost desktop functionality in user account
lost desktop functionality in user account
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
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Reported: 2006-04-30 15:50 EDT by JWincn
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-04 12:39:59 EDT
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Description JWincn 2006-04-30 15:50:25 EDT
Description of problem:
upon login to user account, desktop background is not displayed and there are no
 visible icons -- "home", trash, Computer, and three SMB links are missing.  if
i open the Home directory, through an icon i added to a top panel earlier, i see
the three SMB link icons.  Right-click on the background returns nothing - no
menu, no other response whatsoever.  'drag & drop' to the desktop does not allow
me to add an icon.  if i open 'System - Preferences - Desktop Background'
through the top panel, the default background is then displayed, but there no
other icons displayed and i cannot open a menu with a right-click on the
background.  none of the top panel display properties, that were set earlier,
are displayed properly until i choose 'System - Preferences - Desktop
Background', as above.

for the root account, the background and desktop icons are displayed normally. 
a right-click on the desktop background returns a menu, "Create Folder", "Create
Launcher", and so on.

all permission values for user's Desktop directory are set correctly.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. log in to user account
Actual results:
blank desktop

Expected results:
Default Fedora Bubble PNG image, with "<user>;s Home", "Computer", "Trash", and
three SMB links displayed.

Additional info:
Comment 1 JWincn 2006-04-30 16:03:52 EDT
curiouser and curiouser...

i let the machine sit for a while to see whether this was simply slow response
to some other internal activity.  no change, after several minutes.  i clicked
on 'trash', in the bottom panel, right side, and desktop functionality is
suddenly restored.  i log-out, log back in, and now the desktop is behaving
normally.  i have no idea why that last action would make a difference.
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2006-09-04 12:39:59 EDT
It sounds like nautilus somehow disappeared from you session. Very strange. I'm
closing, reopen if you see this again.

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