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

Richard Barmann reb at
Mon Oct 5 21:32:39 UTC 2015

On 10/05/2015 05:18 PM, silver.bullet at wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Ralf
> Konsole output
> dick at dick-desktop:~$ sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f
> [sudo] password for dick:
> gtk-update-icon-cache: No theme index file in '(null)'.
> If you really want to create an icon cache here, use --ignore-theme-index.

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