Slackware :: Dosbox/KDE4 Desktop Icons Moving (desktop Folderview)?

Mar 4, 2011

If I use Dosbox in full screen mode, and then exit back to KDE, my desktop icons get shuffled around.I'm using the desktop folder view in KDE 4.4.3I've noticed that this also happens with ScummVM as well, so I think it's more a KDE issue?

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Slackware :: Remove '.desktop' After KDE4 Icons?

Aug 29, 2010

how to remove the '.desktop' suffix appended to my icons? I unintentionally installed the 64-bit S13.1 when I wanted the 32-bit version - anybody notice the misleading text around the hole on the DVD? The 'Slackware 13.1 (amd64)' side is the 32-bit and the 'Slackware 13.1 (1386)' side is actually the 64-bit version. It fooled me, anyway, and after finding out how limited software choice was I spat the dummy and went back to 32 :/ But...with Desktop Settings>Activity set to 'Folder View' I now have this unwanted suffix added to my icons. Also, if I'm in my home directory via Dolphin and I create new folders they also appear out on the desktop!

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General :: Kde4 - No Icons On Desktop?

Feb 7, 2010

I just installed pardus with kde4 and there's the ability to have "widgets" but i can't seem to scatter any files across the desktop. There're files in my /home/rabbit/Desktop folder but they don't show up on the desktop. I just want to know if this is just how kde4 is supposed to work?It seems odd if it is. I think the whole point of the desktop is to have commonly used files and programs just laying about

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Debian :: Create Desktop Icons In KDE4?

Mar 15, 2011

I'm using debian squeeze in my netbook and I'm not familiarized with KDE4 (4.4, the one in squeeze) and I wanted to know: how can I create desktop shortcuts?the desktop shortcuts, are they files stored in some place, or are they all part of the plasmoiddesktop activity"? if so, how can I create a generic desktop shortcut with it's own command and icon?BTW, how can I save the "desktop activity" i currently have, so if I accidentaly click delete desktop activity in the menu I can have all my icons and wallpaper back?

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OpenSUSE :: KDE4 Disorganizes Icons On The Desktop?

Dec 5, 2010

i've 6 desktops, with a lot of icons organiced over themnyone in the place i like.Sometimes (once a mont or so) when i boot mi computer, all the icons on all the desktops apears reorganiced: All on the left side of the screen and all equally spaced. I don't want it to happen anymore because each time it happens i lose half an hour reorganicing them.I've tried to mark in the desktop the option "icons fixed", and I've tried to update KDE to the repo KDE instead of the one in the OSS repo, but nothing works, lately instead of disorganicing the icons once a week it happens each 3 to 7 days.

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Software :: XSnow And KDE4 - Desktop Icons Kind Of Distorted

Dec 2, 2010

Just installed xsnow on my sisters Ubuntu pc and it runs ok, however it seems not to work properly with the desktop icons. When a snowflake falls over the icon it kind of cuts a jagged line through it. The icon is then restored when you hover over it.

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Slackware :: Show A Webpage On The Desktop With KDE4?

Mar 22, 2010

I want to take a snapshot of a web page (at regular intervals) and use it as background for the desktop.What about kwebdesktop? Is it still maintained?

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Slackware :: Add Desktop Icons In 13.1?

Aug 9, 2010

In other distros I just right-click the program and it gives me the option, but in Slackware it only says Add to Favorites. Can't figure out how to drop links onto the desktop

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Slackware :: Fixed Conky / KDE4 Transparency - Doesn't Disappear When Click Desktop

Jun 19, 2010

This works on my Slackware64 13.1 using KDE 4.4.4, Conky version 1.8.0. This is a simple .conkyrc tweak that doesn't need feh, it doesn't have the distracting faun shadow-border and most importantly, it doesn't disappear when you click your desktop (On my system anyway). These are the relevant sections to edit:

own_window_colour black
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type override
own_window yes

I found that getting rid of the own_window_argb_values yes suggested in other fixes and replacing it with a specific alpha and then changing window type to override solved all my issues. I've noticed no bugs or strange happenings. This seems to be a common problem with a lot of workaround solutions. I think this is a much more elegant way. Edit: Not persistant... After 2 reboots it's back to normal.

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OpenSUSE :: Desktop Mirrored On KDE4 Desktop?

Jan 30, 2011

Turned on my computer this morning only to have my desktop come up as if I was looking in a mirror. The icons and taskbar etc are in the correct places, only everything is a mirror image. This is a per user problem as my wife's account is fine. I have tried deleting all of the plasma files in the ./config directory with no luck. KDE 4.5 on openSUSE 11.3NVidia graphics if that matters

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Ubuntu :: Nautilus - Desktop Flashes All The Icons On The Desktop A Couple Of Times

Mar 25, 2011

EVERY SINGLE TIME when I try to close the Nautilus File Browser (ie when I go to my Documents folder), the desktop flashes all the icons on the desktop a couple of times (for a sec you would see no icons on the desktop) before everything goes back to normal.

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Fedora :: Desktop Icons Have Disappeared And Can't Right-clik The Desktop?

Dec 17, 2009

when I turned on my desktop workstation, I found that Desktop icons have disappeared and I can't right-clik the Desktop , aning found any option on desktop like Application,Places and system

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Ubuntu :: Cant See Desktop Icons And Nautilus Option "show Desktop" Is Not Writable?

May 25, 2010

Well, as described in the title, I can't see the desktop icons, and the "show desktop" option under "gconf-editor >apps>nautilus>preferences" says it's not writable...
I tried deleting the nautilus configuration folder, and the gnome configuration folder...

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OpenSUSE :: Desktop (11.3 KDE4.4.4 ) Not Loading?

Jan 26, 2011

I Just Installed Opensuse 11.3 on Dell INSPIRON N5010 laptop in dual boot with windows 7 installed.The laptop boot up(OpenSuse GUI is seen during boot) to run level 5 with only two errors;1. Failed service in runlevel 5 nscd2. Skipped services in runlevel 5 cif nfs.there after it give me a login in in like command line(no GUI mode loaded but on the background I see the OpenSuse Icons like the desktop was loaded), I can login in a that command line and get the laptop receive IP and do other service like ssh/telnet and other command line functionality but I don't have the KDE4 Desktop to allow me launch applications in GUI mode

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OpenSUSE :: Drag Desktop Files In KDE4?

Jan 26, 2010

Maybe it's to simple question but I don't know what to do.I have openSUSE 11.1 with KDE 4.1.3. When I set desktop settings to display content of Desktop folder I can't drag files. They're fixed to their positions! I've tried different settings of folder view parameters but nothing helped.

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OpenSUSE :: Changing Desktop Themes In KDE4?

Aug 6, 2010

I just updated to SUSE 11.3 and got the latest version of KDE 4.I'm not thrilled with the default theme (the taskbar running applications are really fuzzy) and would like to install a new one, but there isn't anyplace in the settings menu to change it. Did I miss something?
How do I change the theme?

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OpenSUSE :: Add / Edit A Desktop Icon On Kde4.6?

Apr 16, 2011

How do I add/edit a desktop icon on kde4.6? I earlier versions, we could click on the gear wheel to change or add an icon. I have a few apps that do not show an icon (even though the icon is in kickoff menu - one is pingus)

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Debian Multimedia :: Unresponsive Desktop In KDE4 With K3b - Squeeze

Aug 23, 2010

I'm running Squeeze with KDE 4.4.5 in my desktop. Everything seems to be fine, except for some unresponsiveness that is really annoying. The main problem (but this also reflects on other uses, though in a less intense manner) is when K3b is burning or erasing anything (including CD-R and CD-RW). The whole system becomes unusable. Not even a Konsole window can return from a "aptitude search something" query.

I have a Intel i7 920 system with 6GB RAM and two 1.5TB disks. I use an AMD Radeon 4890 video card with their proprietary drivers (at least for now it is the only option). I also have an extra Audigy sound card. I thought that such a system would be enough to have a good desktop experience while multitasking. What might be wrong?

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Ubuntu :: Vanishing Plasmoid Desktop Folder (KDE4.x)

Mar 20, 2010

When kubuntu is installed, there is a plasmoid desktop (a kind of transparent window that enables one to create and store links to applications). Nice and convenient.

Alas, the special desktop is easily hidden - permanently... Soon after the installation I inadvertently clicked the X on the plasmoid desktop pop up menu and that hid this special desktop.

In the file manager (Dolphin) I can still see the Desktop with all the links to applications, which are still active (I can run the applications by clicking their icons).

Surely there is a simple way to restore this plasmoid again to the view, but I just do not find how..

If you have kubuntu, you too can have "the fun" of hiding the plasmoid dekstop and then finding how to show it again. Just place you mouse pointer on the plasmoid desktop. That will pop up the menu with X, shift-spanner, turning and resize buttons. If you are brave, try to click X on the pop up menu. Bingo, the plasmoid disappears. Surely fingers more nimble than mine, would find out how to get it back... I can not.

how did you restore the plasmoid to the view.

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OpenSUSE :: Create An Icon On The KDE4-desktop To Start A Program?

Dec 30, 2010

how can I create an icon on the KDE4-desktop to start a program?

The program to start was not installed with YAST.

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OpenSUSE :: Errors - Using Kernel Under KDE4 With Regular Updates

Aug 31, 2011

I have been using Opensuse 11.4 for the past 3 months and for the past 2 weeks the system freezes regularly due to multiple errors.Iam using Kernel under KDE4 with regular updates

Errors 1 & 2 occured during Normal mode
Aug 28 15:11:52 linux kernel: [ 1153.000036] render error detected, EIR: 0x00000010
Aug 28 15:11:52 linux kernel: [ 1153.000036] [drm:i915_report_and_clear_eir] *ERROR* EIR stuck: 0x00000010, masking


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General :: KDE4 - Mount Flash Disks Etc. On The Desktop Like In KDE3?

Jun 28, 2011

my grandfather uses a linux machine for web browsing, emails etc. So he mostly uses Firefox, Thunderbird and sometimes also Skype and now he has also Jabber account. Currently there is Pclinuxos 2009 installed (the newest one with KDE 3.5). I used a frozen community repository, but this also brings the problem I cannot update the used programs as I am afraid it would attempt to replace the old KDE as well.

I know I can update Mozilla apps by downloading a static rpm and install with KPackage or Konsole and similar with LibreOffice. Not much friendly... I also discussed switching to other WM - but GNOME surely not, maybe Xfce (other ones have other issues).

Is it possible to somehow make KDE4 to behave like KDE3.5 in some ways? At least auto-mounting of flash drives etc.

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Software :: Cannot Change ZumoDrive Folder Icon On KDE4 Desktop

Apr 8, 2011

A couple of days ago I set up an account with ZumoDrive to sync folders between my Fedora 14 desktop and my MS Vista laptop. I chose ZumoDrive instead of Dropbox or Ubuntu1 because it is 'integrated' with Yahoo which I use a lot.Everything works perfectly apart from one minor irritation. I cannot change the ZumoDrive folder icon on my KDE4 desktop. ZumoDrive is actually designed for use with Nautilus but it works fine with Dolphin, apart from the icon issue.

I can change the icon in Nautilus but when I try to do in in KDE/Dolphin I get:"Could not save properties. You do not have sufficient access to write to /home/david/ZumoDrive/.directory."I am the 'owner' of the drive and i have also tried as root but the result was the same.

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Debian :: Some Of The Icons On The Desktop Changed And All Of The Icons In The Drop Down Menu On The Bar At The Top Of The Screen Also Changed?

Jun 19, 2010

I recently installed virtual box on debian and after it had finished my terminal informed me that I could remove some "unnecessary" software by use of sudo apt-get autoremove. When I did this, some of the icons on the desktop changed and all of the icons in the drop down menu on the bar at the top of the screen also changed to ordinary folder symbols. The theme that I was using also went away. I restarted the computer and it booted back into a shell prompt with no GUI. I tried to get back to the GUI using alt+f7 but it didn't seem to exist

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Ubuntu :: Moving Windows From One Desktop To Another?

May 13, 2010

i installed ubuntu 10.4 on my samsung n110 netbook, the regular one, not the netbookremix
so far it looks good, some little inconveniences though, my main one right now is: i used to be able to grab a window with the mouse on one desktop and move it to another desktop just by dragging it (i.e. drag it to the right side of the screen and then it would switch desktops automatically)

now that doesnt seem to work anymore, i can only move the window but then i have to switch desktops manually and move the window some more

this really sucks, i know for now i can use ctrl+alt+shift+left/rightarrow but im used to doing it with the mouse and i quite like it

so my question is, is this a common issue? is it specific to my environment, if that's the case i'd be happy to give you more info on it...

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Ubuntu :: Moving Things On Desktop?

Jul 30, 2011

When i add things to the desktop it says "An error occurred while fetching information about the "/".

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Spontaneous Reboot - KDE4 Desktop Comes Up With The Keyboard And Mouse Not Working

Jan 16, 2010

I have a new system with Asus M3A78-EM mobo, 4 GB RAM, AMD Phenom II quad-core 955 3.2 GHz CPU, on which I've installed the 64-bit version of openSUSE 11.2. It's a lightweight server as well as a desktop machine, and is on 24/7 (and on a UPS). The problem is that the system reboots itself spontaneously, on average a couple of times a day, at seemingly random times. After one of these reboots, an examination of the system log shows nothing at all suspicious logged in the minutes prior to the sudden reboot. Sometimes the system recovers after the reboot, but about half the time the KDE4 desktop comes up with the keyboard and mouse not working. The system log in that case shows that the USB subsystem is wedged, with the message "task khubd:38 blocked for more than 120 seconds", followed by a series of call traces. At that point, I can usually log in via SSH from another local machine and execute a shutdown/reboot, and the system usually recovers fully after that... until the next spontaneous reboot. The only thing unusual about my USB setup is that I have a Hauppauge HVR-1950 TV tuner plugged in, and the pvrusb2 driver installed on the system.

The mobo has an onboard ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphic controller, and I installed the proprietory ATI driver for it in the hopes of improving system stability. It didn't.

Due to the lack of syslog warnings before one of these reboot events, I was inclined to think the hardware was at fault, and my first thought was bad memory. However, fairly extensive testing with memtest86+ showed no errors. Of course, it could be other more obscure hardware problems, but it would be nice to be a little more certain before I resort to replacing the motherboard or the whole system.

Other info... booting in failsafe mode doesn't seem to cure the problem. Setting acpi=off in the boot menu doesn't seem to help either. There are some suspicious things in the boot log, though, such as:

My system does not have ECC memory, so it is indeed properly disabled in my BIOS. Again, I see discussions of this bug(?) on the net, but little indication of whether it is anything serious.

At this point, I'm running out of ideas... I'm still not sure whether the hardware or openSUSE 11.2 are at fault, and I don't want to give up on either prematurely.

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Fedora :: FC14/gnome Panel Keeps Moving To Top Of Desktop

May 23, 2011

On FC14/gnome I created a panel on the bottom of the desktop. After reboot the panel shows up on the top of the desktop. The panel cannot be moved to the bottom. Can go into panel "properties" and under "Orientation" selecting "Bottom" but after a second the botton switches back to "Top" without moving the panel.

The workaround was to create a new panel on the bottom, set it up, then delete the old panel from the top. When the machine is rebooted the panel goes back to the top. Seems like a basic gnome panel bug.

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Ubuntu :: Move A Window Around On Desktop Its Splited Up Rather Than Moving Around Sm?

Nov 16, 2010

when i move a window around on my desktop its splited up into two where the bottom half sluggishly follows the top half i.e. the top half of the window is leading as i move the window around the desktop rather than moving around smoothly(i.e. moving the say vlc around without the window splitting[moving it around as one]. this issue also persist in fire fox where when i scroll down a web page, the page is split in two where one half of the webpage overlaps the other dependant whether i scroll up or down.

my computers configuration is:
64bt UBUntu 10.04
MSI 870A FUZION......
AMD phenom II x6
ATI HD 4550(XFX)


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Hardware :: Moving A Harddrive (with Mandriva) From Laptop To Desktop?

Feb 9, 2011

I have been using Mandriva2010.1 on my laptop and I love it !

But today (just for fun), I removed the laptop harddrive and connect to my desktop via sata1 (so it will boot up the same "sda1").

It boots up.. i even see the STARTING UDEV..

but it bring me to ..

INIT: going to single user

I typed "startx" and it booted up to Mandriva desktop.. but keyboard and mouse doesn't work ! Maybe because it was looking for the laptop touchpad / keyboard.

Is there a way , while its BOOTING UP, to interrupt the bootup process and make it detect new hardware ?

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