Screwed-up desktop in Gutsy

Pete Clapham w.clapham at csuohio.edu
Wed Oct 24 14:19:57 UTC 2007


Hi, all --

I think I posted a "thank you" to Brian yesterday, 'cause this seemed to 
fix the problem.  It occurred again (OK, I was screwing around with the 
home directory ;-) ), and I checked to see of the desktop_is_home_dir 
option was checked.  It wasn't.  The problem was that the user-dirs.dirs 
file in the .config directory was screwed up.  When I edited the file to 
make the desktop /$HOME/Desktop, it worked fine.  If anybody else has 
this problem, look in both places.

cheers,
pete

Brian Craft wrote:
> Open the Gnome Configuration Editor and go into:  
> /apps/nautilus/preferences      and uncheck   the 
> "desktop_is_home_dir"   option and see if that helps.
>
> -  
> Brian Craft
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> On Sun, 2007-10-21 at 13:40 -0400, Pete Clapham wrote:
>> Hi, all --
>>
>> I just loaded Gutsy on my computer.  It seems to work OK -- except 
>> for one thing.  All of the files and directories in my home directory 
>> appear on the desktop!  There's a directory marked Directory that 
>> includes what it's supposed to (almost empty -- just a terminal), but 
>> a whole lot more stuff appears.  Any ideas why?
>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Pete Clapham
>> Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences
>> Cleveland State University
>> Cleveland, Ohio, 44115
>>
>> Voice:  [216] 687-4820
>> Fax:  [216] 687-6972
>> w.clapham at csuohio.edu <mailto:w.clapham at csuohio.edu>
>>
>>     

-- 
Pete Clapham
Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio, 44115

Voice:  [216] 687-4820
Fax:  [216] 687-6972
w.clapham at csuohio.edu


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