Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84029
"Start Here" folder in Gnome empty, *subfolders* in KDE empty.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:00 EDT
Description of problem:
Unable to configure desktop and other preferences. "Start Here" folder is empty
KDE shows some folders, but many are empty .
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to Gnome or
2. KDE desktop
3. Click on "Start Here" folder
Folder is devoid of any contents, *or* in the KDE desktop contains some
sub-folders, many of which are empty
Folder should populate with symlinks to preferences, settings, and other
The most recent updates from rawhide (Feb. 09) do not fix this problem.
gnome-vfs2 2.2.2-1 should address this, but we need to double check.
The following are the packages on my system from rawhide (Feb. 11)
Still no joy. Checking out File: gnome-vfs2-2.2.1-3.i386.rpm to see if this
finally fixes it.
Note that nautilus will have to be restarted after gnome-vfs change.
Also of course, gnome-vfs change will only fix it for gnome, the kde
issue is separate. (Perhaps opening a bug against kdebase would be a good idea
The packages of Feb. 12 are taken from my /var/logs/rpmpkgs *after* the machine
They were installed and the machine was shutdown for the night. I've now installed
gnome-vfs2-2.2.1-3.i386 as of the moment that I am writing. Will restart
Nautilus and report.
Oh, joy! *Finally*!! I can now confirm that Gnome's "Start Here" folder is
with subfolders and icons. A random selection of items confirm that they are
The rectification appears to be only effective _after_ my installation of the
gnome-vfs2-extras-0.99.9-1.i386.rpm, with a subsequent reboot of the system, of
WRT the KDE desktop, I can also confirm that the Start Here folder is
but with some empty folders or non-functional links. Viz: in KDE the following
folders are empty:
however, I only have the contents of the Phoebe-doc.iso installed, so this appears
to be logical behavoir. Likewise for these empty ones
vfolder:/start-here.menu/Start Here/Applications/System Settings/Server/MoreServer/
vfolder:/start-here.menu/Start Here/System Settings/MoreSystemSettings/
However THIS folder and *all* subfolders are completely devoid of content:
(all the subfolders within are empty, including KDE Components).
Some of the contents herein are non-functional:
The "All Applications" and "Applications" folder within
the following directory are non-functional:
Moving to kdebase, though some of those issues may be redhat-menus problems.
it's now fixed in 3.1-8.