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Old 07-21-2002, 02:24 AM   #1
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Icons Dissapear!??


why does my icons on my desktop dissapear!??
 
Old 07-21-2002, 02:37 AM   #2
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Has this happened more than once, and does it fix itself with loggin out and back in, and what window manager are you using?
 
Old 07-21-2002, 03:08 AM   #3
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I'm using RedHat 7.3(GNOME) it freezes when my icons disapears!!! and when i log out & back in everything
seems normal!!!

why is this happening!??
 
Old 07-22-2002, 05:51 PM   #4
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You might try killing the .pid for gmc and restsarting it from the optrions menu (start button) I use icewm on one box and get no icons till I start gmc (Gnome midnightcommander).
Gnome seems to have it running in the back ground, so if it dies so does your icons.
You might try also restarting Gnome insead of logging out and back in.
Running " top " or " ps -e " will provide all currently running processes and give their pid #.
 
Old 07-24-2002, 02:23 PM   #5
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can u give me more details!!!!
btw, not all of my partitions
are mounted!! why is this!??


thanx!

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Old 07-24-2002, 03:04 PM   #6
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With icewm I have an icon of a folder on the system tray that starts gmc. Try hitting it to see if this brings your icons back on the desktop .
or From a terminal pass the command "ps -e" to see what is running. This shold list all processes curently running and the pid# of the process. "top" will give a lot more information telling you if something is using more resources than expected. "kill {the_pid#_listed_for_a_process}" kills it immediately and with no grace at all. You can manually restart it by typing the command for that process.
I have used Gnome very little but seemed simular to icewm(which I do use). Icewm has the option to restart the windowmanager or start a different one. My desktop icons are in my /home/aaron/.gnome-desktop directory. Until gmc is running I dont get icons on the desktop.
 
Old 08-02-2002, 03:44 PM   #7
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Recently I started gmc from xterm and in the Commands option it listed exit , I clicked it to close gmc and I recieved a warning that "Gnome desktop handler" would exit as well. No biggie. My icons dissapeared as well.
(where this is leading) You might have a corrupt script in your login session that no longer starts the Gnome Display Handler. From a console try passing the command "gmc --help" to see what options you could re-enter in your .xsession script. Dont forget to run the newly modified script for the changes to take affect.
Or logout and back in.
If the partitions are listed in your fstab file they should be mounted at boot. You may need to hand edit this file.

I LOVE LINUX !!! it is completely configurable to what I want it to do. Full control is a powerful thing, almost intoxicating !
 
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that doesn't solve the question...for me...

I am completely new... first day in life using Linux... I might be asking stupid questions, sorry if it is the case : )) What key-shortcut makes the icons appear/dissapear so I can have the full with of my screen?
 
Old 08-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #9
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btw, not all of my partitions
are mounted!! why is this!??
Run the command cat /etc/fstab from the command line and post the output here, making sure to enclose it in "code" tags, which become available when you click "Go Advanced" down there at the bottom of the Quick Reply window. That command will display the contents of your file system table.

If the partitions are not listed in that file, they will not mount; you don't mention how you are installed, but, generally, unless the partitions were entered in the fstab at time of install, the would need to be entered later in order to mount them. (This does not apply to auto-mount devices, such as thumb drives.)

Here's more about the fstab.
 
  


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