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Old 01-15-2019, 12:57 AM   #1
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no desktop not showing up in the module settings


I serched the forum and found where to get icons on the desktop and followed this thread.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ng-4175635008/

but the desktop does not appear there.
Under files I only see places.
 
Old 01-15-2019, 01:51 AM   #2
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Hello

The mandatory condition is to have files in Desktop folder

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Old 01-15-2019, 06:07 AM   #3
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Ok and I'm a newb to Bodhi, how do I achieve that?
 
Old 01-15-2019, 07:20 AM   #4
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Achieve what? Having files in Desktop folder?

Copy all files you want to have on the desktop to your desktop folder in home. Then load the "Desktop icons" module under module section. This should be all you need

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Old 01-15-2019, 04:22 PM   #5
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I serched the forum and found where to get icons on the desktop and followed this thread.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ng-4175635008/

but the desktop does not appear there.
Under files I only see places.

As I stated in the first post, there lies the problem.
Desktop Icons module is not in my module folder to load.
 
Old 01-15-2019, 05:19 PM   #6
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Send the screenshot of module settings and Dektoo folder ooened in some filemanager.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:48 PM   #7
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Here is ss of PCmanFM with Desktop folder open.
http://www.enlightenment.org/ss/e-5c...0.95679562.jpg

Here is Modules with Files tab open.
http://www.enlightenment.org/ss/e-5c...5.21298183.jpg
 
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:25 AM   #8
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Hmm

Yes you are right. The module is missing. What Bodhi version have you installed? If BL 5, it should be there. If BL 4.x, it is normal. Jeff removed this feature for some reason.

EDIT: Oh, I am so inattentive. If you have BL 3.2.1, there are not icons available me think also.

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Old 01-16-2019, 06:18 PM   #9
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Achieve what? Having files in Desktop folder?

Copy all files you want to have on the desktop to your desktop folder in home. Then load the "Desktop icons" module under module section. This should be all you need

Štefan

so that is all i need to get files on he desktop if needed? thanks sefan i thought in 4/ 4.5 you had to so some terminal stuff or script stuff when i asked. i like the clean desktop but when i ran macs a long time ago i always had a work file and or folder on the desktop for easy access.

:-)))
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:24 PM   #10
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Anyway to make the Desktop manger active

Several things I try to do it says the Desktop Manager is not active.
Any thoughts on this?

Yes it's version 3.2.1 install then I think it upgraded to 4.2.0-30 after updates and upgrade.
It is old Acer Laptop hardware with SIS video that I was told was best version for SIS support.


Not many current versions will run with out lots of headaches getting drivers working.
I think I tried installing 5.0 but never could get the sis video working.
I will say Bodhi is the best looking and fastest Linux OS that I have installed on this hardware.
Others have been Xubuntu, Antix runs ok, Bodhi is deffinatly the smoothest.

This is pastebin of the hardware.
https://pastebin.com/nrmyS0E2
 
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:52 AM   #11
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Bodhi linux is semi rolling distribution based on Ubuntu. Every major version needs to be installed. Major releases can be upgraded to higher updated subversion (5.x).

If you are in trouble with SIS GPU you have too choices:
1. Fight and try to make it work via google help on some forums related to drivers
2. Let things be as they are and enjoying beauty and speed of Bodhi linux. Icons on the desktop is in my POV a feature you can live without.

Stefan

PS: I also run my old Lenovo S12 with VIA chipset on BL 3.2.1 for my kids. No newer BL version is suitable for my GPU and I do not want to struggle.

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Old 01-20-2019, 09:34 AM   #12
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Ok enough of that, problem solved... went back fresh install to Bodhi 3.2.1 x64. This old Acer Aspire 5000 laptop runs extremely well on it.
Very snappy 1280x800 all hardware working, wireless ethernet sound USBs, and no problems getting anything working as in modern distros.
And apt installs most everything I would want to use on it, it'll most likely be relegated to upstairs guest bedroom & print server. So I'll just have to get used to no live desktop or no icons on Desktop.
Thanks for all the pointers though.

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Old 01-20-2019, 03:38 PM   #13
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I prefer to use the Favorites menu rather than desktop icons to run frequently-used programs not in my iBar.
 
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