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fminmexico 01-04-2008 11:13 AM

getting trash icon back to desktop.
 
I am using FireHydrant and I accidentally deleted my trash icon from my desktop, how do I get it back.
fminmexico.
Thank you all for your help and patience I have given up and am going to try another linux.I like Ubuntu but every time that I try to install it it locks at checking file system 15%.Again thanks for your help.
fminmexico

Person_1873 01-05-2008 04:16 AM

lol the irony, in most linux distro's you can make a launcher by right clicking on your desktop, i've never used FireHydrant, but if you can, make a launcher to folder
Code:

/home/username/.Trash

Person_1873 01-05-2008 04:17 AM

also you could make your way to that folder in your filebrowser with hidden files visible and re-instate the trash bin from the trash bin :P, i don't mean to sound rude but this is quite funny roflmao

fminmexico 01-08-2008 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Person_1873 (Post 3012089)
lol the irony, in most linux distro's you can make a launcher by right clicking on your desktop, i've never used FireHydrant, but if you can, make a launcher to folder
Code:

/home/username/.Trash

I tried this and it said no such file.and a right click gives me the normal menu.In a search for trash I got 50 files I do not know which one it is.

marciobarbalho 01-08-2008 07:59 PM

Would you like to create another one (C shell)?
Wait a minute!

Person_1873 01-09-2008 07:07 AM

try looking in your home folder with hidden files visible

SlowCoder 01-09-2008 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fminmexico (Post 3016023)
I tried this and it said no such file.and a right click gives me the normal menu.In a search for trash I got 50 files I do not know which one it is.

I haven't used FireHydrant either, but I'm sure it has some method of creating launchers. You can point the launcher to the .Trash directory in your home directory.

Example: If your username is bob, you would point your launcher to /home/bob/.Trash

Note that a period (.) in front of a file or directory makes it hidden. To see hidden objects in bash, you'd need to use the ls -a command.

FYI: In Windows, a launcher is analogous to a shortcut. It's just a pointer that redirects to another file or directory.

maheshadadrsh 01-09-2008 07:56 AM

get gconf-editor
 
run gconf-editor from alt+F2 and go to the tree of file manager whichever u have and search for the Desktop , mark or unmark the value for Trash Icon , you can also take care of other icons

fminmexico 01-09-2008 08:22 AM

gconf.editor
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by maheshadadrsh (Post 3016616)
run gconf-editor from alt+F2 and go to the tree of file manager whichever u have and search for the Desktop , mark or unmark the value for Trash Icon , you can also take care of other icons

could not find gconf.editor in any of my download managers.
fminmexico

Person_1873 01-09-2008 06:15 PM

holly jesus son of mary, what is your username?

maheshadadrsh 01-10-2008 02:10 AM

more info please
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fminmexico (Post 3016652)
could not find gconf.editor in any of my download managers.
fminmexico

post your Distro information dude , the easy way without download manager is to google for gconf and downloading the sourcecode for your pc.

fminmexico 01-10-2008 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Person_1873 (Post 3017202)
holly jesus son of mary, what is your username?

fminmexico

fminmexico 01-10-2008 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maheshadadrsh (Post 3017508)
post your Distro information dude , the easy way without download manager is to google for gconf and downloading the sourcecode for your pc.

if I knew how to use the sourcecode I would gladly do that.
fminmexico.

bahbahthelamb 01-10-2008 01:15 PM

Get distro information by running uname -d from a terminal (command prompt). Also it would be helpful to mention whether this is Gnome, KDE, or something else. Searching for FireHydrant, it looks like it's based on Puppy Linux, which defaults to IceWM, I believe, which is why gconf is pointing you in the wrong direction (that's for Gnome). As for the /home/USERNAME/.Trash (or /root/.Trash if you're in the root account), that should be the correct path to your trash can. I'm not expirienced with IceWM nor Puppy nor FireHydrant; but I did find this thread for Puppy linux involving the trash can: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtop...2f846b7a5a178f

Hope this helps,
-Josh

bahbahthelamb 01-10-2008 01:21 PM

Looks like for IceWM, to get the Trash Can on your desktop it requires DFM (http://www.kaisersite.de/dfm/). If you had the Trash on your desktop before, you probably already have it installed, you just have to use it to regain your icon.

-Josh


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