right click

After a forced reinstall, I find myself missing the desktop folder which I can live without. However, I reallty need right mouse button functions. How can I restore them please?

Click the cashew and unlock the widgets
Find the ‘activities’ menu and add a new activity > folder view

does that help

Shortcut for that is Alt+D then Alt+A if necessary.

Alt+D then Alt+S brings up ‘Desktop Settings.’

On 03/22/2011 07:36 AM, mlmack wrote:
>
> After a forced reinstall, I find myself missing the desktop folder . . .
> [and] right mouse button functions.

did you http://tinyurl.com/2ebcf27

what desktop are you running?

note to helpers: this is the second no-right-mouse-button i have seen
today


DenverD
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[NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.1.8, nVidia
173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
“It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
to undo the problems caused by not.” DD 23 Jan 11

No Desktop folder??

Maybe you should run fsck on the home partition.

Why did you have a forced reinstall?

I should have been more specific. Opensuse 11.3, kde 4.4, on a generic system with 2gigs of ram.
The forced install was because, on an installation only about a week old, / had developed a bad superblock or magic number. None of the tools I could find would repair it.

Thank you caf 4926 and Lord_Emsworth. Putting your remarks together ave me the kind of desktop I have been looking for: kde 3.5, more or less. (note: alt d, alt a had no effect) And it can’t possibly do any harm to fsck /home.

Once your KDE 4.4 grows up to KDE 4.6 that will work too. :stuck_out_tongue:

On 03/22/2011 06:36 PM, mlmack wrote:
>

> The forced install was because, on an installation only about a week
> old, / had developed a bad superblock or magic number. None of the tools
> I could find would repair it.

did you replace that drive…

if not, then you need to expect all kinds of problems to pop
up…because the drive needs some serious fixing…

is it still in warranty?
have you contacted the maker and see if there is a recall, or exchange
because it has a known problem?

have you made sure the cables are correctly and securely seated in the
back of the drive and at the motherboard?

if you have another, known good data cable to connect to the drive,
please do so…

how old is the power supply and is it strong enough for the load it
has to supply?


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
[NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.1.8, nVidia
173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
“It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
to undo the problems caused by not.” DD 23 Jan 11

The drive is old but I think smartctl is telling me it’s ok. Please comment.
The power supply is also old but was chosen for overkill.

smartctl =

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000f 200 200 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0003 157 155 021 Pre-fail Always - 5125
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 239
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 200 200 140 Pre-fail Always - 0
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000e 200 200 051 Old_age Always - 0
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 073 073 000 Old_age Always - 19801
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0012 100 100 051 Old_age Always - 0
11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0012 100 100 051 Old_age Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 238
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 86
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 242
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 108 099 000 Old_age Always - 39
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0012 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0010 200 200 000 Old_age Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x003e 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x0008 200 200 051 Old_age Offline - 0

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours) LBA_of_first_error

1 Extended offline Completed without error 00% 19622 -

2 Short offline Completed without error 00% 2393 -

3 Short offline Completed without error 00% 1847 -

4 Short offline Completed without error 00% 306 -