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Lately, when logging into Gnome 2.2 (Redhat9) I get an error message "switchdesk.png" not found. Details: file doesn't exist. I can't remember deleting such a file, I didn't even know it existed. This happened after quite some reorganisation of panels, drawers etc and doesn't happen when I loogin as root or another user.
Can anyone give me some advise on what this file is and where it belongs (maybe post it) ?
Thanks it advance
Alternatively, is there a way to change permissions for a whole folder, including all subdirectories and files ? If so, please tell me, I could just copy all the stuff over and have *relatively* little work to make everything working again.
To change permissions on a whole directory use this command:
chown -R user.group directory
The -R means recursive.
As for the switchdesk.png file, it's probably an image needed by one of your applications. I don't use RH or Gnome so I can't give you a definite fix for the problem. But this is what I would do if it were me.
Search your computer's config files to see what config file is calling it and where it expects to find it:
grep -r switchdesk.png /*
This will probably take a long time and might return a lot of results. If you want, you can pipe the output of this to a file so you can go through it easily.
grep -r switchdesk.png /* > locate_switchdesk.txt
If that tells you where the file should be located, you can search your computer to see if it still exists using:
find / -name switchdesk.png
and copy it to where it needs to be to launch Gnome.
I'm sure some of the other guys here will be able to help you a lot more than I can on this.
Last edited by davisfactor; 04-27-2003 at 04:30 PM.
Im having same problem....Im assuming from what I have read here that it is a redhat 9 thing, which is my distro as well.
trying the fix posted right now, will give more details later.
personally...I dont like it when problems go away on their own..usually that means something just got worse, and the problem didnt go away it actually got worse. but that may just be the paranoid in me.
actually it turns out that the grep -r switchdesk.png /* command returns null for me. nothing happens. blink blink blink. my fault, Im sure, but ....