Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68449
icons overlapped on gnome desktop when running gnome from remote X terminal
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
When running gnome environment from remote terminal, the icons (home directory,
trash, start here) are placed on top of each other in upper eft corner of the
desktop. When running session from local display icons positioned normally.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in from remote system (e.g running "X -query IP" from remote computer
using gnome session
Actual Results: Icons placed on top of each other
Expected Results: Place icons normally
Right-click on the desktop and selecting "Clean up by name" places the icons
properly, but on next login they are still overlapped.
This seems to be some sort of race condition that happens when things are slow.
I've seen this when starting locally too. It doesn't happen often, but it
happens. Seems like it looses metadata somehow. Or maybe it doesn't relayout
when it finishes reading the metadata.
Never seen it in local session, but from remote terminal it happens always.
I got it just now, and i tried to go to ~/.gnome-desktop and turn on manual
layout in a window. The window got the right icon placement, so it seems the
metadata is not actually lost, just not applied to the desktop.
Telsa saw this on a local session (slow machine, VESA server)
I'm seeing this a lot on my Pentium 75 test machine with an ATI Mach64 VT
(264VT) PCI adapter under Limbo 2. The "Clean Up by Name" is often remembered
in the next session, but it is also forgotten a lot, too.
I had this too on a P133 with S3 virge video. Local install. I was able to
eventually get them to be instacked. Initially I moved them and they would go
right back up to upper left corner.
This is fixed in 2.0.4-2
*** Bug 70482 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***