Bug 479636 - Empty desktop displayed on login after locale change
Empty desktop displayed on login after locale change
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xdg-user-dirs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-12 04:49 EST by Joel Rees
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:33 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 07:05:42 EDT
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Description Joel Rees 2009-01-12 04:49:37 EST
Description of problem:
After changing the login locale from Japanese to English or from English to Japanese, and accepting the offer to change the folder names to the new language, after logging out and back in, the displayed desktop is empty, accept for the computer, home, and trash icons.

Investigation shows that the desktop folder has been duplicated, the original still exists, and a new one in the language switched to, the latter being empty. If I log out and use an admin account to manually move the folder, it shows correctly once or twice, but then switching the locale back creates the reverse naming problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not sure where to find the version number of the Gnome desktop, but this is Fedora 10, upgraded from F7, with all the current updates as of today (about 5:00 pm JST, 12 January 2009).

Oh, wait, yum info says version 2.24.2 of release 1.fc10.

How reproducible:
Very. Can't get it to quit.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select new locale on login.
2. Allow the folders to be renamed to the new locale.
3. Logout out and back in.
Actual results:
Multiple desktop folders, with different contents.

Expected results:
The original desktop folder should get renamed, and its contents should show on the desktop.

(Actually, I think the renaming idea is not the best idea. I think I would prefer the folders to be named in Latin locale, and softlinked with names in the new locale, and maybe hiding the originals. If it would work okay with other stuff.

Additional info:
I assume this will be a duplicate, but I couldn't find it with search terms such as "duplicate desktop folders" and "disappearing desktop".
Comment 1 Joel Rees 2009-01-12 04:51:14 EST
Woops. Permissions on the Desktop folder:

drwxr-xr-x 17 fam fam  4096 2008-11-04 17:17 デスクトップ
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 06:40:17 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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