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Old 08-08-2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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Desktop Trash icon


I'm using Gware Gnome 2.8.3 on Slackware current, and just noticed - after the latest current upgrade - that the desktop trash icon isn't showing anything in trash anymore. I can send something to the trash, but nothing is in there. However, when I go to my home folder and open .Trash, everything is there that I deleted - and I can delete it from there. It's just my desktop trash isn't working anymore.

Am I the only one with this problem?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 12:49 AM   #2
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it may be a very simple prob if the following works - otherwise .....

first send something to trash and then right click on
the icon - do you see the option enabled "Empty Trash"
or whatever the name is - to empty the trash bin.

if yes - go to the properties and change the icon to
whatever you wish to and you will find its working
fine.

but if you cant delete anything by right clicking on
the trash bin then its out of my knowledge.
sorry for that.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:16 AM   #3
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clean up by name

try this a foolish thing but may work 4 u

right clink in desktop pres clean up by name
some times this will work, once i done tht

if it worked plz let me know
 
Old 08-08-2005, 10:49 AM   #4
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That's just the problem... right-clicking on the trash desktop icon gives me no options to delete anything. It's as if nothing at all has been sent to the trash. Yet, the .Trash folder in my user folder shows everything that has been sent to trash.

???
 
Old 08-08-2005, 02:27 PM   #5
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nope

right click on thefree desktop not on the trash icon....
the options will b

open terminal
create folder
create launcher
...
..
clean up by name
keep aligned
...
...
these r the right click options

what about other users dektop, check tht too, clean up will refresh everything
since ur .trash have thing it will b a link problem so try ...

Last edited by rkrishna; 08-08-2005 at 02:33 PM.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:08 PM   #6
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can u c trash:

i a using gnome2.10.1 so
can u plz type in nautillus trash: instead of going /home.trash
may b in 2.6 .trash was there but 2.8 or 2.10 wont can u check ur trash points to where
just open it by double clicking what is the nautilus showing /home/.trash or trash:

so clean up by name may help
 
Old 08-08-2005, 11:41 PM   #7
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Opening the Trash desktop icon in nautilus results in a "Location: trash:" .

I tried to right-click the desktop and "clean up by name" - with no effect.

I just don't know what happened. Just for grins, I upgraded to Gware 2.10.2... the trash icon started to work with 2.10.2... but I don't like 2.10 because you can't add application launchers - a big peeve of mine.

I re-installed Gware 2.8.3 and the Trash icon problem is back. Hmmmmm.......
 
Old 08-09-2005, 01:07 AM   #8
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me to a newbee i just suggested... isnt there any forum for gware, cant ask q to their site ??

tht may b a bug, here in slack most r using KDE or dropline gnome
%i also have some problems regarding gnome but no way,

could u post this to moderators

Quote:
but I don't like 2.10 because you can't add application launchers - a big peeve of mine.
nope there was a previous thread related to adding application to gnome menu for gnome2.10

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ght=gnome+menu

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ght=gnome+menu

do a search below teh slack forum gnome menu
 
Old 08-25-2005, 01:13 PM   #9
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Here is a solution to your problem. Hoary sets it by default in Nautilus to have the trash and other desktop icons hidden. This website explains why and how to fix it.

http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/d...Using%20Ubuntu
 
Old 08-27-2005, 01:39 PM   #10
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I fixed the same problem once in KDE. There should be a similar procedure for Gnome or any other desktop. It can be done all from the CLI. Log in as root, browse to the ~ of a user whose trash icon works, find the file that contains the settings for the trash icon. For KDE it's ~/Desktop/trash.desktop, find the Gnome equivalent. Copy that file overwriting the faulty one and then set ownership and permissions accordingly.
 
  


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