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    Smile Online Help & openSUSE icons are locked on desktop

    Hello, can anyone help me with deleting or removing two icons - Online Help & openSUSE. They are locked and I'm unsure how to proceed.

    I am using the Gnome desktop if that helps.
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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Online Help & openSUSE icons are locked on desktop

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    They are probably global files that are there for everybody's use. I
    think (untested) that they exist in /opt/gnome/share/dist/desktop-files/
    as the various .desktop files. You'll need to use sudo or otherwise
    become powerful to move/delete them. I found these using the following
    command:

    find /opt/gnome -iname '*.desktop'

    Good luck.





    scouser73 wrote:
    > Hello, can anyone help me with deleting or removing two icons - Online
    > Help & openSUSE. They are locked and I'm unsure how to proceed.
    >
    > I am using the Gnome desktop if that helps.
    >
    >

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    Default Re: Online Help & openSUSE icons are locked on desktop

    I noticed that too! Its really annoying!!!

    Even trying to move them causes a fuss..

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    Default Re: Online Help & openSUSE icons are locked on desktop

    Right, I just logged in as root,

    went to the folder:

    /usr/share/dist/desktop-files

    and it let me delete those two annoyances for good.

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Online Help & openSUSE icons are locked on desktop

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    Excellent.... thank-you for posting back your results.

    Good luck.





    richyf89 wrote:
    > Right, I just logged in as root,
    >
    > went to the folder:
    >
    > /usr/share/dist/desktop-files
    >
    > and it let me delete those two annoyances for good.
    >
    >

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    Default Re: Online Help & openSUSE icons are locked on desktop

    Once I've logged in as Root, what command do I use to get rid of them?
    Apology is policy

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Online Help & openSUSE icons are locked on desktop

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    'rm' is typically the command of choice, but you could also move the
    files somewhere else just in case you get the wrong ones and want to put
    them back.

    Good luck.





    scouser73 wrote:
    > Once I've logged in as Root, what command do I use to get rid of them?
    >
    >

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    Default Re: Online Help & openSUSE icons are locked on desktop

    Can someone actually paste the command for me?

    I know it's linux-uhus:/usr/share/dist # but what next after that?
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    Default Re: Online Help & openSUSE icons are locked on desktop

    I just logged out and logged back on as root. Then browsed to the folder and deleted them. I think its much easier to do that than work out the terminal command..

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    Talking Re: Online Help & openSUSE icons are locked on desktop

    I finally managed to delete those pesky icons from the desktop by using this command sudo chmod -R 777.

    Thanks to eveyone who replied, much appreciated.
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