konqueror not displaying all folders (edgy)

Ian Rose ian at themagictree.co.uk
Fri Oct 27 10:04:10 BST 2006


Simon Oosthoek wrote:
> Cliff Wade wrote:
>   
>> On 10/27/06, Karl Goetz <kamping_kaiser at internode.on.net> wrote:
>>     
>>> Ian Rose wrote:
>>>       
>>>> For some reason when using konqueror as a normal user in edgy, browsing
>>>> to / only displays TWO folders: "/home" and "/media". The other folders
>>>> ("/usr /bin /etc ...") are all there, but this bug prevents me from
>>>> seeing them. Has anybody else encountered this, or know of a fix?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> its a 'feature'.
>>> kk
>>>       
>>
>> Edit the /.hidden  file and you can remove from that file whichever
>> directories you want to be seen.
>>
>>
>>     
>
> I would definately say this is a bug in the mind that thought this up,
> even an experienced user can get very confused by this and if the
> .hidden file contains directories that are to be hidden, it will break
> whenever the FHS (filesystem hierarchy standard) changes again, unless
> the .hidden file is updated, which it won't be if the user changed it.
>
> I'd advise to file a bugreport!
>
> /Simon
>
>
>   
Many thanks to all for your replies on this. I am however utterly 
astonished that someone has decided to do this! I've been using linux 
for four or five years and it threw me. I would imagine new converts 
trying to follow some of the Ubuntu Wiki articles are going to be even 
worse off!

/me pops off to file a bug report...

-- 
Ian





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