Fedora :: Contents Of Home Directory Appearing On Desktop / Change It Back?
Nov 2, 2009
When I booted up this morning the contents of my Home directory are all showing up on my desktop, and there is no single Home folder. How did this change, and how can I change it back so that the Home folder is on my Desktop with the contents inside of *it*?
I am just coming to GNOME from KDE where I used the folder view desktop widget to display the contents of ~ directory (/home/<user>) rather than the "Desktop" directory itself, as that's where all the stuff I wanted to access from the desktop was. Is there any way I can do this in GNOME with the actual desktop (as opposed to a widget)?
I installed Fedora 12 x64. Now everytime I start my Linux the .gvfs directory in my /home/Razorblade -dir is corrupted. So I have to reboot and start an Linux LiveCD, mount my home partition and delete this folder. After that I can login normally. Symptoms: I am able to login normally, start a browser, start my mail client, list the contents of subfolders of /home/Razorblade/... - everything fine. But as soon as I want to list the contents of my /home/Razorblade folder - nothing but this turning blue thing around the curser. The command line does nothing after "ll /home/Razorblade", sometimes even crashes and closes. As root I am able to do "ll /home/Razorblade" And this is what I get:
I am using back in time to back up files from home and from another mounted directory on my system (ntfs). The back-ups are occurring automatically and appear to be complete; but, I cannot delete old back-up snapshots in the backintime GUI Also with sudo nautilus or as root in terminal with (rmdir) I cannot delete the snapshots. My drive is filling up and rather than uninstalling back in time, I would like to simply delete the unneeded snapshots. How can I delete these files? Is there an rsync file that I should configure to delete these? My expectation of backintime was that it would back-up at the requested frequency and not create complete duplicate copies of the files, but, use symbolic links to unchanged files. How can I verify if this is the case? Does the cron file control this>
I have a box with multiple users on it and I want everyone to be able to have full access to their home folders, but not be able to see the contents of /home/ or another user's home folder (I.E. bob has full access to /home/bob but cannot access or even see the contents of /home/john)Right now users can see other user's home folders but can't modify what's inside. How do I prevent them from seeing the contents at all?
Sometimes you get more than you ask for and in this case, I did: I had no idea (had the computer for a few years now) that I was running a dual core 64 bit machine. The silly thing is that I have 32bit Fedora 11 on it, 32 bit versions of all my installed software...etc., etc. Am I able at this point to salvage anything or is it best to just back up the home directory and then do a reinstall?
Today I uninstalled Zimbra desktop from my Ubuntu 10.04. After doing it, I am facing several problems due to changes in system configuration.
My Home Folder contents are shown on Desktop and if I delete them from Desktop, they are also deleted from the Home Folder. I don't understand why this is happening.
Also, from the side pane in Explorer, the option of Home Folder is not present any more. When ever I go to Home Folder, on the side pane is shows that I am on desktop and the location bar shows that I am in Home Folder.
I have a dual-boot macbook with an OS X partition and an ubuntu partition. When I first installed ubuntu, I changed my home folder to my OS X home directory to synchronize all my files from both. My home directory is now /media/sda2/Users/username/. In a regular home folder, the icons for Documents, Music, Pictures, Movies, etc. are different (not just with emblems, but actually different icons). But when I changed my home folder, these subfolders' icons stayed the same as regular folder icons and I can't figure out a way to change that default setting. I know how to change the icons for each folder manually, but these changes don't appear everywhere (i.e. nautilus, places, etc). Furthermore, every time I change my icon theme, I would have to manually reassign icons for these folders. Is there a way to globally change the folder icons for these folders?
long time reader and this is the 1st time i have ever had to ask any thing. i got a new hdd and installed it in my laptop, i cloned my partitions but i ended up with a misaligned drive. i backed it up to a usb drive with the idea of just copying every thing back to the new drive when fix, that didnt work. i had made a back up of my home directory with out encryption but i was stupid and accidentally deleted it. now i am out of ideas i have tryed mounting my home directory in a live cd using
Code: Recovery of an Encrypted Home Directory is possible from an Ubuntu 9.10 LiveCD. Mount the disk partition containing the Encrypted Home Directory:
ubuntu@ubuntu$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt Establish a proper chroot environment: ubuntu@ubuntu$ sudo mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev ubuntu@ubuntu$ sudo mount -o bind /dev/shm /mnt/dev/shm ubuntu@ubuntu$ sudo mount -o bind /proc /mnt/proc ubuntu@ubuntu$ sudo mount -o bind /sys /mnt/sys ubuntu@ubuntu$ sudo chroot /mnt
I was playing with some gtk2 themes and , unaware of the consequences, i manually changed folder icons from folder properties for some of the folders (desktop, document, music, etc) in my home directory. The problem now is that these folder icons do not change when i change the icon theme. how can i bring it back to normal?
How do I change user's home directory, because right now everything saves into File System and it's almost full(I got windows and Ubuntu installed in the same partition), while the other 120Gb filesystem is unused..
I have noticed that on a Mac which is Unix based too there is a different home directory which is NOT /home/user/ but /Users/user. How can I change my home directory in linux to something else? Even as an experiment? Is it possible? and how?
I've logged out and logged back in, and I was successful in making it the default directory it logs in to. Still, afterwards I noticed that that when I use the list all commands "ls -l" it shows that root owns it and it also shows that I do not, by default, have read write execute over it, only read execute. I'm using Slackware 13.37* in a Virtual Machine* Another thing, I don't think I added any rights to my user, how do I give it more rights as well? Like, wheel and sudo and all of that stuff. Also, this was the website I was using *Although it didn't help much, the comments sure did [URL].
I want to ask a question that the "Desktop" directory located in the "Home Folder" contain the Desktop content.If I deleted this "Desktop" directory, the system will try to use "Home Folder" as the Desktop.When I create the "Desktop" back, system still use the "Home Folder" as the Desktop.So how can I let the system use the "Desktop" directory as the realy Desktop then?
I now have my ssh server all setup on my ubuntu 10.10 machine and properly working with a private rsa key. Anyway when I connect to it via my client it opens to: /home/myusername
I am able to run around the whole drive and have full access to everything, which is great. But I don't have anything on this hard drive. All my data and files that I really want to access are on the second drive of this computer. It doesn't have an OS on it, just files.how to change the directory to point to that drive and have full access of everything.
I used the command "update-manager -d" to put Natty Beta 2 on my Acer Aspire One netbook. It worked perfectly, but took about 7 hours because the SSD is so slow. The upgrade replaces the Netbook Remix of Ubuntu 10.10. Now my desktop is full of icons that weren't there before. They are the files and folders in my home directory. Until yesterday, my desktop icons showed the contents of the subdirectory $HOME/Desktop instead. How can I restore the former behaviour?
The desktop icons are being provided by Nautilus. I know this because I can drill down into the Nautilus options using gconf-editor and un-check the box that makes Nautilus manage the desktop. This makes all the icons go away. So I know how to get (1) lots of icons [the wrong ones] or (2) no icons at all. I'd like an elegant clean way to achieve (3) just a few icons [the right ones]. [My idea of "elegant": some way to inform Nautilus about which directory to look in for the purpose of generating icons for the desktop.]
I have a strange problem when I do SSH to a FEDORA9 based Linux Server.
When I login using "adah" username in TELNET I am automatically directed to my home directory at location "/media/disk-1/home/adah". But when I use SSH to login using the same username I get the following message Code: Could not chdir to home directory /home/adahaj: Permission denied
I'm trying to make it so that when a user logs in they are forced to stay within a certain directory structure. For some reason what I am doing is not working properly.Here are the relevant file informations:sshd_config:
I upgraded from 10.04 desktop distro to the 10.10. But the new desktop makes my laptop awfully slow. I was very satisfied with the metacity setup in 10.04, and want to change back to it. But I dont now the details of what applications includes, and how I make default.
I have an interdependent collection of scripts in my ~/bin directory as well as a developed ~/.vim directory and some other libraries and such in other subdirectories. I've been versioning all of this using git, and have realized that it would be potentially very easy and useful to do development and testing of new and existing scripts, vim plugins, etc. using a cloned repo, and then pull the working code into my actual home directory with a merge.
The easiest way to do this would seem to be to just change & export $HOME, eg
cd ~/testing; git clone ~ home export HOME=~/testing/home cd ~ screen -S testing-home # start vim, write/revise plugins, edit scripts, etc. # test revisions
However since I've never tried this before I'm concerned that some programs, environment variables, etc., may end up using my actual home directory instead of the exported one. Is this a viable strategy? Are there just a few outliers that I should be careful about?