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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Ubuntu Installation :: Logged In A Couple Of Times And Now Have A Blank Desktop?

May 7, 2011

I successfully upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04.Logged in a couple of times and now have a blank desktop...No startbar or sidebar. I am able to press "ctrl+alt+del" and then get the shutdown menu but that is it.

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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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Ubuntu :: Nautilus Desktop Icons Disappear After Logout, Not Restart?

Aug 24, 2010

I have a Lucid installation which I've imaged and pushed to several computers on the network at my office. The system authenticates network users with Active Directory using Kerberos, and mounts NFS shares from a Lucid server downstairs using pam_mount. It all works quite smoothly most of the time, but I get desktop icons in Gnome only on the first login. If I log out, then log in as a different user (local or network, it doesn't matter), the desktop icons are all gone. Everything else looks normal, and I can open a Nautilus window and view any location on the hard drive just as expected. If I use the run dialog or a terminal window to executekillall nautilus the icons are restored. This works whether any instance of a file browser window is open or not.

I have noticed similar, but far less consistent, behavior with gnome-panel. Every once in a while the panels will fail to appear when I log in, but I can restore them withkillall gnome-panel When I run either command, everything works fine until the next login. If I reboot the machine, I get everything back again for one login. Then the desktop icons will disappear, and I have to kill Nautilus and let it restart in order to get them back. I expect I'm missing something important here, but I don't know where to look next.

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Ubuntu :: Draw Desktop Icons At Launch With Nautilus In Openbox?

Mar 7, 2011

I am using Openbox, i would like Nautilus to handle the desktop, which it does nicely, but i would like it so it draws the desktop at startup. So far the only way i have managed to do this is by adding "nautilus &" to the "autostart.sh", however, this, of course, launches an instance of the nautilus file browser.Can anyone help me to get Nautilus to draw the desktop automatically at startup without having to first launch the file manager?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Desktop Icons - How To Find / Activate Nautilus

May 21, 2011

Have Ubuntu booting from an external HD attached via USB. The basic tutorial is awesome but could use a push to get moving a bit quicker. I am comfortable with the DOS Dir and Windows Explorer and prefer finding files and running programs that way. Do you think I can fine Nautilus, no<g>. My new desktop shows an Example folder (icon) which I found did permit me to view files, but this seems like a peculiar route and the other icon is to Install Ubuntu. That I do not understand either because it appear installed<g>. Any explanation for these two icons on the my new desktop and explaining how to find/activate Nautilus.

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Fedora :: Inserting Any CD Crashes Nautilus And All Desktop Icons Disappears / Resolve It?

Dec 28, 2009

Inserting any CD crashes Nautilus and all desktop Icons disappears. Eject the CD. Icons comes back and everything is fine.

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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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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 :: Desktop Freezes Several Times A Week?

Sep 28, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 which was upgrade from a 9.x install. I never had this problem on my 9.x install, but since the "upgrade" I experience my desktop freezing. I'm not exactly sure how to troubleshoot this.In looking at /var/log/messages the last entries I see before me having to a hard reboot are:


Sep 27 19:27:07 gingerk sudo: pam_sm_authenticate: username = [me]
Sep 27 19:27:07 gingerk sudo: pam_sm_authenticate: /home/me is already mounted
Sep 27 20:56:40 gingerk kernel: [102839.046817] operapluginwrap[26712]: segfault at 0 ip (null) sp bf9ce11c error 4 in


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Ubuntu :: Screen Flashes Several Times, Mouse/cursor Pointer Disappears

Oct 31, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 which I recently installed on this emachines w3107. For some reason, while doing whatever I may be doing, my screen will flash off and on for about a minute, then when it stops flashing; there is no mouse pointer visible. I can still use the mouse, but it's ghost-like.

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Ubuntu Networking :: SSH / Telnet Connection To Desktop Within LAN Times Out

Dec 16, 2010

Wrong prefix, its Ubuntu not Lubuntu. Three devices:

Laptop 1:
---Can ssh to any device.
---Accepts any internal ssh.

Desktop 1:
---Can ssh to any device.
---Accepts any internal ssh.

Desktop 2:
---Can ssh to any device.
---Can ssh to itself through localhost or
---Any ssh(and telnet) aimed at this device times out.

All three devices recently had openssh-server installed yet only one seems deviant. I've been trying to ssh into desktop 2 to no avail, yes the machine is reachable, yes sshd is running, yes ufw is disabled, and no there is no external firewall that I know of. Anything else I can try? The router for the LAN being dd-wrt.

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Ubuntu :: Odd Times, Desktop Crashed When Wake Up From Hibernation

Feb 6, 2011

I've a very annoying(and strange) problem with hibernation. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10.

It's been a month and the hibernation works exactly in the following pattern:


By success, I mean the machine hibernates OK and wake up exactly as before hibernation.

By fail, I mean the machine go to sleep and when wake up, all applications are gone and the login screen is displayed. I think gnome desktop has crashed in such cases.

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Debian :: Desktop Freezes Randomly Two Times

Feb 17, 2010

I have used debian in the past and I am pretty comfortable with it but I have been having an issue. My desktop has randomly frozen two times. All my applications are still running though. For example, I was still able to talk on skype with my friend. However, all I can do is move my mouse but I can not click on anything forcing me to restart. Here are some things that might be helpful:

-I was using compiz both times (I am assuming this might be why. however, I have used compiz on ubuntu and I have never had a problem)
-I use an ATI graphics card
-It froze the first time when I accidently tried to extract the skype install deb.
-It froze the second time when I pressed close in software sources
-Since I have installed debian, I have installed compiz, compiz effect packages, removed openoffice, installed opera, installed google chrome, installed flash, and installed skype.

Does anyone know why my desktop crashed?

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Ubuntu Networking :: At Times Desktop Computer Can't Establish Wired Connection?

Aug 3, 2011

My desktop computer, running 11.04 (fresh install) sometimes can't establish a wired Ethernet connection. Sometimes when I boot, it keeps trying to establish, but with no luck. I keep trying to choose "Auto eth0" from the networking menu, but still, it doesn't succeed. If I reboot, it sometimes works. I can't establish a connection about half the times that I boot.

The computer is connected with a cable to a router ("Belkin Wireless Pre-N router"), and the router is connected with a cable to a cable modem.I've been using Ubuntu for a while, and I've had a problem for the past few versions (since around 10.04)? I thought that it might be some old issue that got resolved, so I did a fresh install of 11.04 today, and still have the same behaviorI'm willing to try things next time I can't get a connection, but don't know what.

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Fedora Networking :: Eth0 Intermittently Shut Down Couple Of Times Without Obvious Cause

Oct 12, 2009

Today my eth0 has intermittently shut down a couple of times without obvious cause from router or modem which appear normally lit. This happened a month or two ago soon after an update and them went away. I have unchecked ssh in the firewall settings as it is not needed but this has never been a problem. In the block of code there should be one attempt to graphically restart eth0.


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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 :: Ton Of Icons On My Desktop?

Mar 17, 2010

i'm running 9.10, and just downloaded and installed HPLIP. the problem is that now there are a ton of icons on my desktop, is it safe to delete them? i have a feeling the program just unpacked them there and that they're safe to delete, but i want to make sure

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Ubuntu :: All Desktop Icons Are Gone?

May 12, 2011

I installed ubuntu 11.04 as a dual boot with XP Pro on dell d830 laptop. Have had it on the laptop for a couple days and everything worked greatattempted to see what if Compiz would work and could not get it going. The computer froze upd to hard restart. When I did that and came back I found I have no desktop icons; if I log out and relog back in but switch to classic ubuntu the desktop is fine (of course not the Unity screen). I removed Compiz and attempted to remove and reinstall Unity based on a Google search but nothing changed.Two questions:1. what is the best next move to see if I can get the Unity icons and correct interface back on the desktop.

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Icons Not Responding?

Jan 24, 2010

I have been looking at Ubuntu for a couple years and finally decided to give it a try on an old Dell laptop 1150.Managed to get it loaded on and it all came up, did the updates.But the desktop will not respond. When the mouse arrow passes over on the left side icons it will sometimes change the color of them but still won't do anything.I did a quick search but did not see anything relatedam an absolute rookie with this Linux thing. Did I make the right choice with Ubuntu?

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Mar 14, 2010

My desktop icons has disappeared. they can be seen in Places->Desktop. But do not appear at my desktop. Why? What is the solution to get them back?

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Jul 18, 2010

When I start my system, no desktop icons show up, even though I have Icons in my ~/Desktop directory. Any ideas why they aren't showing up?

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Ubuntu :: F Add Desktop Icons To Fluxbox?

Jul 20, 2010

I've seen people do this but I don't know how, and I can't find much in any fluxbox docs or the man page for fluxbox. I am using Thunar. Does anyone know how I can add desktop icons to fluxbox?

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Aug 13, 2010

I have taken delivery of a PsiXpda, which is a hand-held PC. It is running Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) with Gnome and the default "Human" theme.As the machine was delivered, there was only one icon on the desktop. This afternoon I closed a window (after successfully installing Dropbox) to reveal the desktop, and discovered that this icon had increased in size enormously, taking up about half the height of the screen (which is 640x480). I have no idea why this has happened.I also find now that new icons I put on the desktop appear at this huge size. I can resize them individually, of course, but even at the smallest they will go to they are still too big, and in any case I want icons to default to the original, sensible (small!) size.

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Ubuntu :: How To Really Align Desktop Icons

Aug 26, 2010

when I right click on my desktop and use Clean up by Name (Keep Aligned is checked) it aligns my desktop icons in a strange way! non of the rows are aligned! and there is a gap between 2nd and 3rd column! also some PDF icons are bigger that others! how can i set all of them equal and really aligned?!

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Sep 8, 2010

After upgrading from 9.1 to 10.04 the desktop icons all disappeared --Also right clicking on the desktop doesn't produce anything --no menu items and no other activity. There was a similar post back in May but no solution that I was able to find.

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Ubuntu :: Put Desktop Icons On 10.4 Netbook?

Sep 28, 2010

How do you put desktop icons on ubuntu 10.4 netbook?
i downloaded gimp 2.6 from the ubuntu app store thing and then the icons didnt come up
please can some one tell me how to do this??
http://oi56.tinypic.com/35i8uf8.jpg heres an image of my desktop

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Ubuntu :: How To Put Desktop Icons On 10.4 Netbook

Sep 28, 2010

How do you put desktop icons on ubuntu 10.4 netbook?
How do you put desktop icons on ubuntu 10.4 netbook?
i downloaded gimp 2.6 from the ubuntu app store thing and then the icons didnt come up
please can some one tell me how to do this?
http://oi56.tinypic.com/35i8uf8.jpg heres an image of my desktop

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Ubuntu :: Remove Desktop Icons 10

Oct 13, 2010

I'd like to remove the icons of my connected drives from my desktop, I've found some threads about it but nothing that seems to work for me on Ubuntu 10.

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Icons Not Visible

Nov 5, 2010

I recently downloaded ubuntu netbook 10.10 and there is no icons showing on the desktop. When i go into my files and folders and look in the desktop folder there are numerous items and folders in there. also, when i log into the desktop edition the items show up on the desktop.

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