Ubuntu :: Home Folder Icons Don't Update When Change The Home Directory
Sep 22, 2010
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?
Having been converted to using "Linux" about 8 months ago, and gaining confidence to try different distros, and figuring out how to 'keep' my Home folder, I've had great fun trying them out and learning as I go. The latest distro I'm trying is Kubuntu, which I really like and will keep for a while. However, when I was partitioning in the set-up, I omitted to create my home folder. Instead I now have is a partition the size of my "old" home folder, and to which I have to sign into to gain access. The files are all there so that is no problem.
1. What i would like to know is if this set-up is OK, or should I change it so that it is actually in the home folder (if so how?( a re-install?))
2. If I should decide to try out another distro in the future will this be safe to change to "home"?.
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 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 $HOME, eg
cd ~/testing; git clone ~ home export HOME=~/testing/home cd ~ screen -S testing-home # start vim, write/revise plugins, edit scripts, etc. # test revisions
However since I've never tried this before I'm concerned that some programs, environment variables, etc., may end up using my actual home directory instead of the exported one. Is this a viable strategy? Are there just a few outliers that I should be careful about?
I want to ask a question that the "Desktop" directory located in the "Home Folder" contain the Desktop content.If I deleted this "Desktop" directory, the system will try to use "Home Folder" as the Desktop.When I create the "Desktop" back, system still use the "Home Folder" as the Desktop.So how can I let the system use the "Desktop" directory as the realy Desktop then?
I've created a folder in /home called share. I am the owner. It has no group access. Others have full access. Is this setup safe? My current setup: Code: /home$ ls eve share lost+found roy I want eve and any future users to have full access to the folder 'share'. I am user 'Roy'.
As a precaution to protect my home folder contents when I reninstall ubuntu if need arises I intend to change my home folder location to a mounted ntfs partition in my HDD. How can I do it the GUI way? Like in windows the "My Documents" location can be changed by going to "My Document" properties and entering the new location.
I need to specify a different path to home directories on a particular server than what LDAP contains for the users, besides using a symlink. E.g. "/Users/jdoe" vs "/home/jdoe" I don't want to change the actual LDAP attributes, just want a particular server to point them in the right direction (Ubuntu 10.04).
I'm assuming it's something I could probably set in pam configurations?
I currently have an ASUS eebox which is running XBMC Live which includes a stripped down version of Ubuntu. The computer will be used by various people within a teaching environment and I have successfully installed launchers for Openoffice which can be opened within XBMC.
I am trying to the make the experience for the end user as simple as possible as the vast majority will have never used Linux before. I want to get to a point where they can open Openoffice, plug in their USB stick and navigate quickly to their files. At the moment when the program is launched and I try and navigate for a file it automatically starts in the Home Folder of xbmc. So I have navigate up a couple of times, then find the /media directory where the USB stick has been mounted and so on. What I was hoping to do is create a shortcut within the Home Directory which takes you straight to the Media folder where usb is mounted.
I have already attempted and created a folder within the Home directory and called it usbpen.
I have then added the following line into fstab /media /home/xbmc/usbpen none bind 0 0
Now when I reboot the machine and navigate to the home/xbmc/usbpen folder I can see the Drive name of the USB device mounted in /media but I cannot navigate through any of the files, I am greeted with a read error message. So the shortcut is only allowing me to see the device name only.
be aware that due to running XBMC Live I do not have a Windows manager installed and therefore everything must be done through the terminal.
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 have a secondary disk which holds a /home directory structure from a previous install of Linux. I installed a new version on a new primary drive and mounted this secondary drive as the new /home. Problem is, even though the users are the same names and I can access the home directories for the users, I cannot login directly to their home directories, as I get the following error: -
login as: [me] [me]@[machine]'s password: Last login: Wed Jan 6 18:34:33 2010 from [machine] Could not chdir to home directory /home/[me]: Permission denied [[me]@[machine] /]$
Now, since the usernames are correct and the users are in the passwd file with the correct home directory paths, could it be user ID's that are different or something else? It's not as though I cannot access the home directories for the users, simply that I cannot log directly into them from a login prompt.
Is there anything special about a home directory before users' home directories are stored there, or is just as typical as any other "empty" folder?Let me just cut to the chase, but please no ear ringing about the folly of messing around as root, particularly with directories at root level. I know it's considered stupidity, but I deleted my home directory.
Is there an easy way to restore a working home directory? I tried copying /etc/skel under root, but I'm not sure what a home directory should look like once it has been restored. Besides . & .., there were .screenrc & .xsession in my home directory when I copied /etc/skel. Are these files suppose to be in "/home" or "/home/~" or both?
Just did a new netbook install of Lucid. Went through the setup, putting in my usual username etc. But I thought as it's a portable, I'd better select the encrypted home folder option. All went OK.
I have a home network with a NAS and I needed to change the UID to 1004 to match the rest of the network.
That's when it all when wrong. If I do that, I end up with no permissions on the user folder. A bit of a paradox, you can't change UID if logged in, but unless you're logged in, can't access the files.
My attempts to get around it by changing UID's back chowning, changing back etc. have screwed things up completely.
I have managed to open the encrypted folder and chown, but after a reboot it's all back to the original UIDs, but now I can't get in at all.
Vanilla install of Karmic (64 bit) - would like to change the Apache doc root to point to /home/sam/www as it's my web development machine. (Default install is working fine) Created copy of 'default' to 'mylocal' in '/etc/apache2/sites-available'
Code: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot /home/sam/www <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None </Directory> <Directory /home/sam/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride None Order allow,deny allow from all </Directory> ...
The permissions on the folder in my home dir: Code: sam@rocket:~$ ls -la ww* total 16 drwxrwxrwx 2 sam sam 4096 2010-01-09 22:26 . drwx------ 35 sam sam 12288 2010-01-09 22:11 .. -rwxrwxrwx 1 sam sam 100 2010-01-09 22:27 index.html sam@rocket:~$ pwd /home/sam sam@rocket:~$ The sites enabled set up:
Code: root@rocket:/etc/apache2# ls -la sites-enabled/ total 8 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2010-01-09 22:24 . drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 2009-12-20 00:22 .. lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 2010-01-09 22:24 mylocal -> ../sites-available/mylocal But I still get: "Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server".
I was happily running Ubuntu Netbook Version 10.04 on my Dell Mini 10v, until I began having trouble booting up. I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu Netbook Version 11.04 to fix the problem. However, now I can not boot up unless it's to a USB drive with Netbook Version 11.04. I'd like to copy my files to an external hard drive so I can copy them to a new Macbook. However, when I boot to the USB and try to view my files in my HOME folder and other folders, they are X-ed out. They say that I don't have permission to view the files since I did not create them. Again, I only want to get the files onto an external hard drive and onto my Macbook. How can I gain access to my files?
Every time I open a folder the Home Folder icon appears in Launcher.s it possible to change this icon? I tried changing the user folder icon and I changed the desktop icon for the home folder, but the launcher doesn't reflect this.Here's the screenshot to show you what I mean:
I'm running ubuntu 64-bit server edition so ill have to use the command line for this. i want to create or change a file in my own home folder, i have to do it as sudo, otherwise i get an error message saying "permission denied".
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.
Wondering if its possible to have a User's home folder that resides in a different partition (could be ntfs or ext). I don't mean mounting /home on a different partition. The home directory will still be available for adding more users but I'd like to have a specific User's folder away from /home
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..