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Bug 78503 - home & wastebasket icons disappear from desktop
Summary: home & wastebasket icons disappear from desktop
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 82183
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Larsson
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-24 19:00 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:13 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-11-24 19:00:20 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
1. The home and wastebasket icons both disappear from my desktop at irregular
intervals. Sometimes this happens after I have double-clicked on my home
directory icon. Sometimes this is followed by a message from Nautillus claiming
it is searching for a trash/wastebasket folder on my desktop.
2. When I have another application open, I can double-click on my home icon or
on a panel icon (gedit) and nothing happens. Sometimes, there will be a delay of
up to 15 or more minutes before the folder or app opens. Sometimes, the desktop
icons just disappear as described in 1. above.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open an application (e.g. opera, mozilla, terminal window, etc.)
2.Minimise app or go to another workspace and double-click a desktop icon (e.g.
home folder) or activate a panel app (e.g. text editor)

Actual Results:  Icons on desktop tend to disappear;
Application double-clicked (e.g. home folder or text editor) don't open, or if
they do, it is only after a very protracted delay (up to 15 minutes on two
separate occasions).

Expected Results:  Application double-clicked (e.g. text editor) should open
within a reasonable time - at least less than 60 seconds.
Icons should NOT vanish from desktop.

Additional info:

Nautillus sometimes gives message that it is trying to locate wastebasket folder
on my desktop.
I can ls and access all my folders and files in /home/me through the terminal
but they cannot be seen on the GUI

Comment 1 Adam H. Pendleton 2003-08-28 12:39:30 UTC
I have a very similar problem where the icons do not dissapear, but the home
Icon has changed from the Folder icon to the Gnome foot on a white piece of
paper.  Double-clicking on the icon produces the following message:

The action associated with "home" is invalid.

I can't say exactly when the icon changed, but it was after double-clicking the
folder icon several times, successfully opening my home folder.

Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2003-09-01 10:30:59 UTC
I think that is another issue. I can see it too sometimes when changing the mime

Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2004-10-04 14:00:05 UTC
likely a dup of bug 82183  

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82183 ***

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:13 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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