Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459699
Nautilus won't make trashcan visible on my desktop
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:33:04 EST
Description of problem:
I have always kept my trashcan at the lower right corner of my desktop.
I Can't remember when it first disappeared
But it was before the latest re-install of Fedora 9, Aug 19. 2008
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.set gconf-editor => apps => nautilus => desktop => trash_icon_visible
false would remove the trashcan; true would return it to the desktop.
A copy of my posting to the gnome-list:
"I have no trash can on my desktop.
I have done the following:
1) re-installed Fedora 9 (for other reasons than the trashcan problem)
2) as root removed ~/.gconf in order to start fresh
3) logged in as user to get a new default ~/.gconf directory
4) removed the trash can applet that was on my lower panel (I prefer it on my
5) set gconf-editor => apps => nautilus => desktop => trash_icon_visible
true and false and true again several times;
6) tried gconftool-2 --type bool
--set /apps/nautilus/desktop/trash_icon_visible true several more times
7) re-booted -- just because
8) NO TRASHCAN on my desktop.
9) Used a temporary work around with a launcher and a link to
I have found two trash files /home/.Trash-0 & /home/.Trash-root. If I
remember correctly, and that's a big if, those two are all there should be.
After all, it is a new install. The /home partition was not re-formatted on the
new install but .gconf was removed and reconfigured as a default setup.
I am at wits end; neither google or 'help' offer a solution that I
Reported it as a bug to Gnome. Got the following response:
"I think you should report this bug to the Fedora bugzilla first, it has always
worked fine for me and it should definitely work in a clean 2.22 installation
I'm tempted to close this as INVALID, but maybe someone else can reproduce/has
experienced this bug?"
Fedora 9, Gnome 2.22.3
Evo.18.104.22.168, Emacs 22.2.1
Not repro here. You can always reach proper Trash in Nautilus by opening location trash:///
Can you please check whether the
/usr/libexec/gvfsd-trash process is running in your Gnome session?
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