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Old 12-23-2006, 04:56 PM   #1
FlyingSmurf
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Gnome desktop does not refresh until reboot


I'm running etch and am having a problem with the gnome desktop.

Whenever I save/copy something to the desktop an icon for it does not appear until I reboot or restart the X server. Although when I check the .Desktop directory the file is there immediately.

I'm not positive but I think this problem started when I upgraded nautilus via apt.

Anyone know what the problem might be and how to fix it?
 
Old 12-24-2006, 09:53 AM   #2
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Try upgrading again, it might be corrected in a new version (if there is any...)
 
Old 12-24-2006, 12:40 PM   #3
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Try upgrading again, it might be corrected in a new version (if there is any...)
I'm running the newest version of etch. I reinstalled nautilus but that didn't fix it.

I noticed that the problem only occurs when adding icons to the desktop but when I move or delete something from the desktop it removes the icon right away.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 01:41 PM   #4
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I finally fixed the problem. For some reason the desktop directory was configured to open with Rhythmbox and all I had to do was to change it to "open folder".
 
  


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