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Old 09-20-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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Operations on this folder are disabled because there is no network connection


Dear All,

I am a new user of Ubuntu 11.04. When I installed (and then deleted!) some programs for having different wallpapers on my workspaces, I encountered a problem in my system. I had two folders on my desktop: "Books" and "Images". After installing and removing those programs I can no longer see the folders on my Desktop! Now the desktop appears empty when I turn on the computer. But: when I try to see the Desktop folder through my HOME folder I can see the folders ("Books" and "Images") on the Desktop folder! There is a message on the top of the desktop folder: "Operations on this folder are disabled because there is no network connection". Actually I have no problem with the folders and I can see all the files inside, but I can't see the folders on my desktop appearance!

I would be really really grateful if you let me know asap what wrong with my system is.

Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards,
MMB
 
Old 09-21-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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Hmm, I don't run 11.04, but I suspect the "folders" on the Desktop were links to the locations of the subdirectories on your filesystem. So "no network connection" means the link is broken, but the information is still there. Hope that helps.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thank you for your response. Could you please let me know how I can fix the problem? How can I create the link again?


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Hmm, I don't run 11.04, but I suspect the "folders" on the Desktop were links to the locations of the subdirectories on your filesystem. So "no network connection" means the link is broken, but the information is still there. Hope that helps.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 07:53 PM   #4
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Are you using Ubuntu One? If not, you might want to consider removing it. The message you're getting is because Ubuntu One is trying to link a folder to the cloud but it can't access the network.
 
Old 09-23-2011, 10:18 AM   #5
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I removed it but the problem didn't solve. Just the desktop background changed! But the folders didn't appear on desktop. After the problem happened two days ago I can't use right click on my desktop!

Also I have another problem usually in my system and I am not sure if it is related to this: when I install or remove a program, it seems the installation or removal or update is successful, but I usually receive this message: "The installation or removal of a software package failed".

I am hopeful that I can find the solution of my problem here!


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Are you using Ubuntu One? If not, you might want to consider removing it. The message you're getting is because Ubuntu One is trying to link a folder to the cloud but it can't access the network.
 
Old 09-24-2011, 09:24 PM   #6
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When I installed (and then deleted!) some programs for having different wallpapers on my workspaces,
Could you tell us specifically what software you installed and where you got it? Did you get it from the repositories or elsewhere?
I can imagine two possible reasons why installing and removing software might mess up the system.
1. Removing the software accidently removed some needed dependencies
2. Installing and running the software changed some system settings.

Since the X window system controls mouse input, I would be inclined to think that this is where the problem is.
 
Old 09-27-2011, 08:14 PM   #7
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Sorry for the delay in responding to your note and thank you for your consideration.

Since I wanted to have different wallpapers on different work spaces in Ubuntu I installed "Advanced Desktop Effects Settings (CCSM)" and "compiz-plugins-extra" and "compiz-fusion-plugins-extra". The problem happened after the installation. Then I removed them, yet I have the problem.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards

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Could you tell us specifically what software you installed and where you got it? Did you get it from the repositories or elsewhere?
I can imagine two possible reasons why installing and removing software might mess up the system.
1. Removing the software accidently removed some needed dependencies
2. Installing and running the software changed some system settings.

Since the X window system controls mouse input, I would be inclined to think that this is where the problem is.
 
Old 09-27-2011, 08:41 PM   #8
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I've never messed with compiz, I've only ever used what is provided by default. But I'd say that the default settings may have been overwritten. I'll have to leave this for someone who knows more about compiz settings.
 
Old 09-27-2011, 08:43 PM   #9
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Thank you! I am looking forward to hearing from you...

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I've never messed with compiz, I've only ever used what is provided by default. But I'd say that the default settings may have been overwritten. I'll have to leave this for someone who knows more about compiz settings.
 
Old 09-28-2011, 04:42 AM   #10
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:44 AM   #11
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I think so! But I don't know how I can restore those default settings! If I install those programs again will the problem repeat??

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I've never messed with compiz, I've only ever used what is provided by default. But I'd say that the default settings may have been overwritten. I'll have to leave this for someone who knows more about compiz settings.
 
Old 10-04-2011, 02:41 PM   #12
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I've found this article on resetting compiz settings to their defaults.
And another post about compiz settings here
 
Old 10-04-2011, 03:52 PM   #13
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I did it. The problem wasn't solved. A new problem after doing this reset: Ctrl + Alt + T for opening a new terminal is no longer working!!!

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I've found this article on resetting compiz settings to their defaults.
And another post about compiz settings here
 
Old 10-04-2011, 04:52 PM   #14
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Here's thread about setting keyboard shortcuts but I don't know for certain that it will work with Unity.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...oard-Shortcuts

Although I always install Guake on my system which brings up a terminal with the F12 key.
 
Old 10-06-2011, 03:31 PM   #15
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I am still waiting for solving my desktop problem!!!
 
  


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