File Dialogs don't let me see the root tree

Ralph Alvy ralph at ralphalvy.com
Sun Apr 1 18:43:12 BST 2007


Howard Coles Jr. wrote:

> On Saturday 31 March 2007 06:17:12 pm Ralph Alvy wrote:
>> One thing I notice happens with Kubuntu and not with other distos that
>> have a KDE desktop. File Dialogs don't let me see the root tree. So,
>> let's say I have an application that allows me to set a folder as the
>> target for a particular operation. When I run that application as user,
>> the file dialog that opens up, from which I am to choose a folder, won't
>> let me peruse the tree under root. Is there setting I can change
>> somewhere here so that I can do this?
> 
> This is a known "feature" (I call it a very stupid bug).
> 
> Just execute the following code from a shell:
> 
> sudo rm /.hidden
> sudo rm /media/.hidden

Worked perfectly. Thanks.




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