How to determine what to delete in a partition to install Ubuntu,

silver.bullet at silver.bullet at
Mon Oct 5 21:18:22 UTC 2015

On Mon, 5 Oct 2015 21:47:01 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
>On 5 October 2015 at 20:13, Richard Barmann wrote:
>> Yes it is, But the desktop I am refering to is when you first boot
>> up Xfce the screen shows some files and pictures before I go to the
>> Desktop. Excuse me for salling it wrong.
>I assume that you are talking about the screen that is seen after you
>login, or after the boot completes if you are automatically logging
>in.  The confusion here is that this screen is the "Desktop", and it
>seems that the screen you are talking about is the file explorer
>Thunar.  It is also possible to see the Desktop in Thunar as in fact
>it is just a folder.  In Thunar the view of this folder will be will
>be rather different but the files should be the same ones.

Indeed, the desktop is just a folder. Most likely Thunar manages the
desktop too, since actually it's a file manager that provides the
desktop for a default Xfce4. Some of us don't use a desktop at all. Some
file managers, e.g. spacefm can be launched with an option for starting
a desktop manager daemon. However, IIRC Thunar opened as averaged file
manager behaves a little bit different to the desktop managed by
Thunar. It shouldn't matter regarding missing icons. I suspect that the
icons the OP described are displayed, if icons are missing. IOW the
icon theme is missing, or the icons are available, but something isn't
set up correctly.

I would start with updating the GTK icon cache.

  sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f /usr/share/icons/hicolor/

might fix the issue.


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