LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-16-2006, 10:47 PM   #1
CiscoGeek
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Distribution: Slackware 11, Fedora 6, RHEL 3.0
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
Home folder icon does not open home folder


So i am running RHEL3 and somehow i managed to scramble it so that when i click on my home folder and trash icons on the desktop they do not open up a view of the files they instead try to open a diffrent application

Is this a simple fix...
 
Old 12-17-2006, 03:38 AM   #2
jonwatson
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada!
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 170

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hmm....

Can you tell what application they try to open?

Have you had another version of Linux on this machine recently? I'm curious about that because if you have then we might be just looking at a (hopefully) simply /home mapping being wrong.
 
Old 12-17-2006, 04:03 AM   #3
IndyGunFreak
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Indpls
Distribution: Desktop- Debian Lenny, Laptops- Ubuntu 8.10, Debian Lenny UMPC- Ubuntu 8.10
Posts: 1,297

Rep: Reputation: 55
OK, I might be oversimplifying this, but its just a shortcut. On Ubuntu, all I simply did was delete the Desktop Icon, then go to your System Menu(KDE) or Places Menu (Gnome), and simply drag your home folder to your desktop from the Menu.... Presto, New Link.. I couldn't get this to work with the Trashcan, but in Gnome, I simply went to the my /home/indygunfreak/.trash folder, right clicked it, chose create launcher, and moved the launcher to my desktop. You can then browse your icons and put an appropriate icon.

Now if you're not getting to it when you click on the menu items, obviously this is a waste of time.

IGF
 
Old 12-18-2006, 07:00 AM   #4
CiscoGeek
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Distribution: Slackware 11, Fedora 6, RHEL 3.0
Posts: 18

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
After some digging it appears that somehow that file type is associated with bluefish as of this momment. I am running gnome and will try to recreate the icons when i get back to work. I have very little experience with the gnome window manager and use kde as my manager of choice. However the choice was not there for kde
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I put my home folder icon on my desktop? randell6564 Linux - Newbie 5 08-23-2006 10:43 PM
I can not open the user folder in home and write in a shared folder jorge_ivan Linux - General 8 08-02-2006 11:28 AM
Why I cant open "Home" folder when I click on Home Thumbnail riba43 Suse/Novell 2 04-17-2006 12:49 AM
Folder Max Size and Limiting SSH access to home folder. Mefistofeles Linux - General 4 11-26-2005 02:09 PM
unable to open Home folder umeshchandra Linux - Software 2 10-03-2005 05:30 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:54 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration