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Old 10-19-2003, 09:42 PM   #1
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Question Mandrake File Renaming Problem


I have no idea why this is happening, so I hope someone can help me...

Whenever I try to rename a link on my desktop, I have to do it twice. The first time I try to rename the link, nothing changes. Then the second time I try to rename it, the name changes to what I tried in my first attempt to rename it. For example:

I have a link which we'll call: "My Link."
I right-click, select rename, then type: "Whatever."
Nothing happens... the link remains: "My Link."
So, I try it again. This time I rename it to: "What a piece of crap."
And it changes the name to "Whatever."
Then if I rename it again, the link becomes: "What a piece of crap."
And so on....

As I've determined, the renaming process is always one name behind... In other words, it's not updating properly. Again, I'll say that I have no idea what is wrong... I haven't modified any major files, changed any icon settings or anything serious.

I'm running Mandrake 9.1 duel-booted with Windows XP.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 10:16 PM   #2
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I just tried it on my box, it works as expected, this is kinda strange behavior, silly question, but do you hit enter after your edit?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 10:51 PM   #3
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Yeah, but it does it either way, whether you hit enter or just click somewhere else on the desktop. Any ideas what could be causing it?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:03 PM   #4
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not yet, have you tried just renaming a file that's on the desktop, not a link?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:10 PM   #5
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Files get renamed properly. Guess it's just the links.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:16 PM   #6
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try right-clicking the screen after renaming a link a then hit the "refresh desktop" item.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:21 PM   #7
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Nope, doesn't work, even after multiple refreshes.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:26 PM   #8
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What links on the desktop are you renaming that are one rename behind? Would I have these links on my machine, or did you create them?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:31 PM   #9
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my installation behaves in the same weird way. Oddly, if I right click the icon, select properties, and rename there, it behaves fine.

When I select to Rename after right-clicking, what happens is that the name of the file in ~/Desktop gets changed but its contents do not. The 'link' is just a text file (and not a real link). So it seems what it does is:

1. change the 'name' in the 'link' to the name of the file in ~/Desktop
and then
2. change the name of the file

where this should be the other way around. I'm pretty sure this is a bug.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:39 PM   #10
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Not sure if you would have any of the same icons... most of them I linked myself. All of the system ones, like the Trash and any mounted drives won't let me rename them, other than that the links were created by me.

Anything that I rename, a link for Opera, a link to my Home directory ('/'), a link to KPPP, a link to Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, etc. All of them have the problem.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:47 PM   #11
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Maybe the problem is just with KDE? I don't have Gnome or any other graphical interface installed... try checking on that, someone, if you can. Thanks.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:54 PM   #12
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did you see what I posted? You should be able to get around it by righ clicking, choose properties (rather than rename) and then rename in the properties tab. I'm pretty sure it's a bug in KDE.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 12:01 AM   #13
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That way works, but if there's a fix I'd prefer that. Sometimes I have to become a super user to rename some of the links, plus it's an inconvenience... It would go a lot quicker and smother to just right-click and rename, you know?

Last edited by omega147; 10-20-2003 at 09:22 AM.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 09:33 AM   #14
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I had a friend try the link-renaming in Gnome, and it works fine, so yeah, only KDE seems to have the problem. I'm using version 1.3.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:36 AM   #15
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How can you be running KDE 1.3 with Mandrake 9.1?

Or did you mean KDE 3.1?
 
  


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