Bug 237479 - Gnome launches unwanted nautilus and fails to display desktop icons
Gnome launches unwanted nautilus and fails to display desktop icons
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2007-04-23 09:47 EDT by Robert K. Moniot
Modified: 2008-03-18 15:04 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-18 14:41:54 EDT
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Description Robert K. Moniot 2007-04-23 09:47:49 EDT
Description of problem:
Occasionally, when I log in on the console to a Gnome desktop manager, the usual
desktop icons are absent, and several (usually 3 to 5) instances of nautilus are
activated showing my home directory.  My Gnome configuration has the panel at
the top with the main menu, a few app launchers, a window selector, and a
workspace switcher.  There is no window list.  Nautilus is not specified as a
start-up application.

Usually if I log out and log in again, the desktop is back to normal.

Computer is an HP Compaq dc5000 MicroTower with two cpus.

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How reproducible: not very.  Happens about once in every 5 to 10 logins.  I have
not found anything that it correlates with.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in from Gnome login screen on console to session with Gnome desktop manager
Actual results:
Observe lack of any desktop icons, and presence of several nautilus windows
showing home directory files.

Expected results:
Normal desktop icons present, and no nautilus windows present.

Additional info: this began happening with FC6.  With FC5 and earlier, it was
never observed.
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-18 14:41:54 EDT

We no longer support Fedora Core 6 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state.  I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
 If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?

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Comment 2 Robert K. Moniot 2008-03-18 15:04:42 EDT
Apparently this was due to some incompatibility with old Gnome configuration
files  as system was upgraded from older Fedora versions.  Recently my machine
was replaced and besides installing Fedora 8 fresh, I started a new home
directory, allowing Gnome to generate new config files on first login.  The
problem has not reappeared since then.

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