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Old 09-03-2004, 12:09 AM   #1
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gnome / nautilus wallpaper and icons disappeared??


Hi all,

Running Gentoo 2.6.7 ,with Gnome 2.6 and all was working fine until I booted as normal user and noticed that my wallpaper and desktop icons have disappeared, and I cannot right click in the desktop area?

I have re-installed gnome and nautilus which did not fix the problem...

Can anybody tell me what might be wrong?

By the way, it works fine under root (ie I get the normal background and icons).

Thanks
 
Old 09-03-2004, 03:33 AM   #2
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Try deleting all files at your /home/user that starts with "gnome", ".gnome" and/or "gnome2". You will lose all your settings, but gnome should create the default ones once you login back. That would fix the problem.

I'm used to do it with Gnome 2.4 all the time, until I got tired of this and dropped it

Hope it works for you. Good luck!
 
Old 09-06-2004, 04:10 AM   #3
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turns out all that needed to be done was run

#nautilus

once from command line, and that fixed everything!

All is back to normal.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 01:18 AM   #4
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Using same versions etc, $nautilus worked nicely (#nautilus gave me roots desktop).
 
Old 02-13-2005, 12:32 PM   #5
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Thanks

That worked for me too. It would great to be able to figure out the cause/solution to the root problem so I don't have type 'nautilus' all of the time.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 10:36 PM   #6
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It only seems to happen once in a blue moon for me, and it will only occur if I shut down X uncleanly or kill the power accidentaly, so maybe something is not shutting down properly on your computer if you are seeing this error alot.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 01:09 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by bothcats
Using same versions etc, $nautilus worked nicely (#nautilus gave me roots desktop).
I am having the same problem in Fedora Core 3, and also the file browser and file operations from other apps are not working right anymore. However, I don't understand the typing of "nautilus". I get the # prompt when I login as root and the $ prompt when logged in as user, when I open a terminal as GNOME app and I type nautilus nothing happens, and if I switch to a console (?) using ctrl-alt-f2 I get a message that there's no graphics.

I think it is related to a shutdown problem ... it happened first after I switched from root to a user account to change desktop settings and I had to use the power button to get out.

BTW, how do I remove non-empty directories?
 
  


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