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Old 03-02-2003, 05:35 PM   #1
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eep, did something to my desktop =/


Hi, I recently switched from KDE to Gnome to see what the differences were. In doing so I noticed that my icons and stuf on my KDE desktop had not appeard on the Gnome desktop, so I did a search here to see what I could do. I found this:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=gnome+desktop

I followed the instructions there, open nautilis, go to settinsg, unselect use to load desktop or something like that then loged out and back in. When I came back it had not fixed my desktop, instead it's as if there is no longer a desktop. "Ok" I said, and went back to nautilis to reselect that option assuming that would fix my problem. eep =/ the option is gone... any help would be greatly appreaciated =)

-AlThor880
 
Old 03-02-2003, 05:46 PM   #2
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that question is not related to yours, completely different problem he had.

naturally your KDE icons are not going to appear in gnome, why should they? they are completely seperate programs, and don't read each others configuration files. that'd be nosy.

so what are you trying to achieve? you simply want icky nasty smelly KDE back again? if you log out of gnome the log in manager should be able to change the default window manager easily enough.
 
Old 03-02-2003, 05:56 PM   #3
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I think you misunderstood my problem... yes I realized my issue was a different one, and I actually realized what you itterated to me as well (that gnome just has it's own desktop)... my problem is that there is no desktop at the moment. no icons whatsoever, nothing even happens if I click (right or left), and I just want it to go back to what it was, not KDE, but the initial desktop before I switched that setting on Nautilus. I didn't really find that reply too helpful to my problem man, infact a bit flamey...

-AlThor880
 
Old 03-02-2003, 06:00 PM   #4
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soerry, that's just the way i type... no offense meant at all.
 
Old 03-02-2003, 06:09 PM   #5
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ok, I'll take none. I looked around my .nautilus folder and here are somet things that may be of use?

[afreeberg@AlThor .nautilus]$ ls
first-time-flag metafiles/
[afreeberg@AlThor .nautilus]$ cat first-time-flag
Existence of this file indicates that the Nautilus configuration druid
has been presented.

You can manually erase this file to present the druid again.
[afreeberg@AlThor .nautilus]$ cd metafiles
[afreeberg@AlThor metafiles]$ ls
desktop:%2F%2F%2F.xml
file:%2F%2F%2Fhome%2Fafreeberg%2F.Trash.xml
file:%2F%2F%2Fhome%2Fafreeberg.xml
http:%2F%2Fwww.gnome.org%2Fprojects.xml
[afreeberg@AlThor metafiles]$ cat *
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<directory><file name="afreeberg's%20Home" icon_position="30,10"/><file name="Trash" icon_position="19,412"/><file name="MandrakeLinux9.0-inst-2" icon_position="30,250"/><file name="CD-ROM" icon_position="30,90" icon_scale="1.02"/><file name="floppy" icon_position="30,250"/><file name="AIM.desktop" icon_position="30,330"/><file name="CD-ROM%20(2)" icon_position="30,170"/></directory>
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<directory><file name="gnome-mandrakeonline.desktop"/></directory>
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<directory><file name="Desktop"/></directory>
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<directory><file name="nautilus" window_geometry="800x550+15+32"/></directory>
[afreeberg@AlThor metafiles]$


Still haven't figured this out yet, thanks
-AlThor880
 
Old 03-02-2003, 06:13 PM   #6
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i get the impression that you'ev not really done anything involveing gnoem or nautilus really, i can't even see those options rshaw mentioned and i never go near nautilus, personally, i'd say just delete the .nautilus directory and let it start again from the start.
 
  


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