Bug 84029 - "Start Here" folder in Gnome empty, *subfolders* in KDE empty.
Summary: "Start Here" folder in Gnome empty, *subfolders* in KDE empty.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: phoebe
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-11 03:13 UTC by Elton Woo
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-20 10:37:45 UTC

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Description Elton Woo 2003-02-11 03:13:21 UTC
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 18:46:51 UTC
gnome-vfs2 2.2.2-1 should address this, but we need to double check.

Comment 2 Elton Woo 2003-02-12 19:07:22 UTC
       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 19:21:06 UTC
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 19:58:21 UTC
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 20:47:43 UTC
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 21:20:37 UTC
Moving to kdebase, though some of those issues may be redhat-menus problems.

Comment 7 Than Ngo 2003-02-20 10:37:45 UTC
it's now fixed in 3.1-8.

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