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aXoneX 12-21-2004 06:10 PM

Gnome desktop is blocked!!!
 
Hello,

I recently installed slackware 10.0 and I have a little problem with my gnome desktop. Everything else works just fine but when I log into gnome desktop, there are no icons (there should be a few basic ones I think), and I'm not allowed to create new ones either when I right click on the background. Not even if i'm under root!!!

Whats going on here?

Thanks in advance
aXoneX

skog 12-21-2004 07:13 PM

look configuration manager ... util in gnome menu under system tools

in /apps/nautilus/options see if show desktop is disabled

if you unselect it you cant make icons on the desktop

aXoneX 12-21-2004 07:58 PM

It seems to be set up correctly

In the configuration editor under app/nautilus/preferences, show desktop is pressed down. I suppose this means that its set. I tried both to be sure but didn't get any results either way.

I looked around there a little bit and I saw other values that could be relevant.

under /app/nautilus/desktop there's a home icon visible and trash icon visible icon. They weren't checked and they had no value set for their names. I checked them but I dont get any results either

I don't really know where else to look.

Regards
aXoneX

WMD 12-21-2004 11:48 PM

Is the desktop area just black? I had that happen when I didn't install a dependency of Nautilus. In my case, it was cdparanoia-whatever.tgz.

Open a terminal and type "nautilus". What happens?

aXoneX 12-22-2004 09:08 PM

Quote:

Is the desktop area just black? I had that happen when I didn't install a dependency of Nautilus. In my case, it was cdparanoia-whatever.tgz.

Open a terminal and type "nautilus". What happens?
Nope, the background is blue like for usual gnome initial startup except there are NO icons whatsoever. I tried nautilus in the console and it wouldnt work it said there was a missing library cdparanoia or something, so I installed it from the slackware cd and after a reboot I typed in nautilus in the xconsole and it started and I got the icons going. It doesn't look perfectly clean a little error is thrown but its working still ;) THanks a bunch!!!

Kindda weird that an essential library wouldnt get installed like that by default though. Oh well.....happy its solved.

Regards
aXoneX

aXoneX 12-22-2004 11:56 PM

Hmmm,

When i reboot though, the icons won't show until i write nautilus in a xconsole though...how to I make this permanent?

aXoneX


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