Bug 84029 - "Start Here" folder in Gnome empty, *subfolders* in KDE empty.
"Start Here" folder in Gnome empty, *subfolders* in KDE empty.
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: 79578
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Reported: 2003-02-10 22:13 EST by Elton Woo
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-20 05:37:45 EST
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Description Elton Woo 2003-02-10 22:13:21 EST
Description of problem:
Unable to configure desktop and other preferences. "Start Here" folder is empty
in Gnome
KDE shows some folders, but many are empty .

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to Gnome or
2. KDE desktop
3. Click on "Start Here" folder
Actual results:
      Folder is devoid of any contents, *or* in the KDE desktop contains some
sub-folders, many of which are empty

Expected results:
Folder should populate with symlinks to preferences, settings, and other

Additional info:
The most recent updates from rawhide (Feb. 09) do not fix this problem.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-12 13:46:51 EST
gnome-vfs2 2.2.2-1 should address this, but we need to double check.
Comment 2 Elton Woo 2003-02-12 14:07:22 EST
       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. 
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-12 14:21:06 EST
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 
Comment 4 Elton Woo 2003-02-12 14:58:21 EST
The packages of Feb. 12 are taken from my /var/logs/rpmpkgs *after* the machine
was rebooted.
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.
Comment 5 Elton Woo 2003-02-12 15:47:43 EST
Oh, joy! *Finally*!! I can now confirm that Gnome's "Start Here" folder is
nicely populated
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
following packages
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
nicely populated,
but with some empty folders or non-functional links. Viz: in KDE the following
folders are empty:

vfolder:/start-here.menu/Start Here/Applications/Documentation/MoreDocumentation/,
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:
vfolder:/start-here.menu/Start Here/Applications/Settings/
(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:

Comment 6 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-12 16:20:37 EST
Moving to kdebase, though some of those issues may be redhat-menus problems.
Comment 7 Ngo Than 2003-02-20 05:37:45 EST
it's now fixed in 3.1-8.

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