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    Default Gnome desktop icons resetting

    Hello,
    I suceeded to do a "distribution-upgrade" from opensuse 11.0 to 11.1.
    The operation ran flawlessly, however after rebooting the system, and make a regular user login, I noticed that the Gnome online help and Suse.desktop icons, were owned by root and that are impossible to delete.

    Looking to these icons properties, I saw that them are pointing to:
    /usr/share/dist/desktop-files/
    and that the file permission are:

    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 664 3 dic 07:10 GnomeOnlineHelp.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 135 3 dic 07:10 SuSE.desktop.

    Are these files into the right folder and with right permission/owner?

    Wonder what is the correct operation I have to do in order to restore the correct icons of Gnome desktop and if other people had same problems after upgrading 11 to 11.1.

    Thanks and many compliments to opensuse for the good job realized.
    Marco Calistri (amdturion)
    opensuse 12.1 (Aspargus) - Kernel 3.1.10-1.9-desktop x86_64 Gnome 3.2.1
    Intel® Core™ i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4 - Intel® Sandybridge Mobile

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    Default Re: Gnome desktop icons resetting

    This even occurs after a fresh install and I am not even able to move it around on the desktop. Error message is

    Error while moving "SuSE.desktop".
    There was an error moving the file into /home/user1/Desktop

    I created a subdirectory hold in /usr/share/dist/desktop-files/ and simply moved the existing SuSE.desktip into the subdir. Now it does no longer appear on the desktop. I kept the online help but moving this into the subdirectory works fine as well.

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    Default Re: Gnome desktop icons resetting

    Quote Originally Posted by prs4nov View Post
    This even occurs after a fresh install and I am not even able to move it around on the desktop. Error message is

    Error while moving "SuSE.desktop".
    There was an error moving the file into /home/user1/Desktop

    I created a subdirectory hold in /usr/share/dist/desktop-files/ and simply moved the existing SuSE.desktip into the subdir. Now it does no longer appear on the desktop. I kept the online help but moving this into the subdirectory works fine as well.
    Thanks for the solution
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    Default Re: Gnome desktop icons resetting

    Hi..

    I'm just trying gnome now (curiosity) and that was the first thing I tried to do.

    I changed the permissions of /usr/share/dist/desktop-files/ to 777, then I was able to delete the icons. But, I don't know if it's the right thing to do. I don't know much...


    edit: Now, I can't get rid of the others, like personal folder and trash bin, for example...
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    Default Re: Gnome desktop icons resetting

    Ok. I got it. With Alt-F2 I put gconf-editor and went to Applications (App) > nautilus > desktop and unchecked what I didn't want.
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    Default Re: Gnome desktop icons resetting

    For other readers, to be exact regarding the two offensive icons, suse-greeter and suse-help, do this: open a terminal and run gconf-editor. Then navigate to Apps --> Nautilus --> Desktop in the left hand panel. In the right hand panel, right click on the line "predefined_items_dir" and select to Edit Key. Change the "value" entry from
    Code:
    /usr/share/dist/desktop-files
    to the simple string
    Code:
    ""
    Reboot -- fixed
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