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markcs 12-30-2018 07:52 PM

All system folders are displayed on the desktop
 
Just finished installing Bodhi5 to my liking and something has gone wrong.
The following 21 folders are now showing on the Desktop (but not in the desktop folder as viewed by the file manager) bin,boot, cdrom, dev,etc, home lib, lib64, lost+found, and many more. How can I hide these? Everything is working fine.
Mark

hemlocktree 12-30-2018 08:19 PM

control h works in the windows manager for hidden files.

cordx 12-31-2018 12:47 AM

what version of bodhi is this (legacy or 64-bit and AppPack or standard) and can you share a screenshot?

the_waiter 12-31-2018 04:56 AM

Very weird.

Desktop icons are controlled with module called "Desktop icons" under File tab in modules section. As you learned, all items in /home/user/Desktop folder will be shown on the screen. Why the filesystem folders are shown on the screen is a mystery for me. We need more info.

As cord said, screenshot could be fine to see.

Stefan

PS: my tip: if you don't wanna see those folders at any prize, a simple solution is unloading that module. Of course if you are OK with the fact no other icons or files will shown.

markcs 12-31-2018 05:43 AM

2 Attachment(s)
Here are 2 screenshots.
I can disappear these by unloading to desktop module as advised but then when I insert my mp3 player is does not show up, so that is no good.
These files when you look in file manager are all in /

Mark

markcs 12-31-2018 05:59 AM

This is Bodhi 5 standard 64bit version .

markcs 12-31-2018 06:01 AM

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Mark

the_waiter 12-31-2018 10:10 AM

Did you experiment with something in Bodhi after installation? I really have know idea how to reproduce this issue. I just need to know more info if you played with some settings.

Stefan

hemlocktree 12-31-2018 10:22 AM

I agree stefan. hated to be the first to say it. i have installed and run bodhi for many years and never had this issue.

markcs 12-31-2018 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the_waiter (Post 5943225)
Did you experiment with something in Bodhi after installation? I really have know idea how to reproduce this issue. I just need to know more info if you played with some settings.

Stefan

I was fiddling with all sorts of settings nothing I can pinpoint.
Mark

hemlocktree 12-31-2018 10:36 AM

an old friend - now deceased from Sweden always said - "if it's not broke then don't fix it; and if you can't fix it then don't break it."

i learned a long time ago in linux since i know so little to be very careful in what you tweak. it may be easier to redo the system if you can. good luck.

the_waiter 12-31-2018 10:52 AM

Fiddling with settings is fine. This activity can change you to more skilled person. Good thing is, the Bodhi brand new installation takes just a few minutes. I broke my system hundreds time :)

So, sorry not helping you with a trivial advice but in this case I would reinstall Bodhi :(
In case you will configure Bodhi again and you manage to have the same issue, please report it here. Maybe it is a bug we have to look at and fix.

Thanx

Stefan

markcs 12-31-2018 12:22 PM

Just to be clear I was fiddling only in the gui.
I like Bodhi and everything is working so I will live in it a while.
Mark

the_waiter 12-31-2018 12:31 PM

OK then

Enjoy Bodhi :)

RonCam 02-28-2019 10:11 AM

Would this have recovered Moshka to it's 'pre-fiddling' status?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by markcs (Post 5943229)
I was fiddling with all sorts of settings nothing I can pinpoint.
Mark

This is really a question, to be confirmed by those more experienced with the workings of Moshka: Is it likely that markcs' problem was confined to the .e directory, and specifically to its e subdirectory?

Location: ~/.e

Looking at my file structure, I see under .e a subdirectory, e.bkup, that is dated one day after .e's creation. I have no recollection of whether I did this, or if it happened automatically. It certainly couldn't show recent moshka modifications, but if the goal is to repair a corrupted desktop display, it seems restoring a directory backup would be easier than restoring the entire OS.

To satisfy my curiosity, do all Bodhi 5 users have this backup directory for .e? If not, I may have created it out of habit, from my past experiences with Englightement in earlier Bodhi versions.

Of course, if one is running something like Timeshift, then having the e.bkup subdirectory would be redundant.


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