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    Default Can't delete icons?

    Hello,

    I have a new install of openSUSE 11.1. On the desktop, there are icons such as "Online Help" and "openSUSE" which each have a little lock symbol on them. I don't want them there, though, they are just cluttering up my desktop. But I can't delete them because of permissions error. I logged in as root and deleted them on root's desktop, and logged back in as me, but then Nautilus gave me an error that it could not be used right now and none of my icons showed up, so I reverted back.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Can't delete icons?

    Quote Originally Posted by nbakewell
    Hello,

    I have a new install of openSUSE 11.1. On the desktop, there are icons
    such as "Online Help" and "openSUSE" which each have a little lock
    symbol on them. I don't want them there, though, they are just
    cluttering up my desktop. But I can't delete them because of
    permissions error. I logged in as root and deleted them on root's
    desktop, and logged back in as me, but then Nautilus gave me an error
    that it could not be used right now and none of my icons showed up, so I
    reverted back.

    Any ideas?
    Hi
    A search of the forum would probably have led you to something like
    this
    Code:
    sudo rm /usr/share/dist/desktop-files/*.desktop
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    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
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    up 3:54, 1 user, load average: 0.17, 0.06, 0.09
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    Default Re: Can't delete icons?

    Oops, thanks

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    Yosuf Mossad Mohammed Vitriolus NNTP User

    Default Re: Can't delete icons?

    nbakewell wrote:
    > I logged in as root


    NEVER log into GNOME (or KDE or any such) as root...you are just
    ASKING for trouble to do so..

    for the right/safe/ONLY way to use root powers see:
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root

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    Default Re: Can't delete icons?

    It's very easy in the GUI. I had no icons. I went into configure desktop and switched a setting. I came back out and I had icons.

    I want to get rid of them to have a clean desktop, but can't find what I did.

    It's easy, just can't remember what I did.

    Chris.

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