"Trash" doesn't work

When I move something to Trash it doesn’t show the option of “Empty Trash”.
I can use “move to Trash” and it just moving there like some ordinary folder, but shift+del give me an option for deleting the files.

How to fix that?

Using OpenSUSE 11.3 32bit.

On 03/12/2011 01:36 PM, volter wrote:
>
> When I move something to Trash it doesn’t show the option of “Empty
> Trash”.
> I can use “move to Trash” and it just moving there like some ordinary
> folder, but shift+del give me an option for deleting the files.
>
> How to fix that?

i guess you mean while in Dolpin…or using what and how do you “move
something to Trash”

i am not sure i understand the question, sorry…

if you right click the trash can and then select “Empty Trashcan” what
happens? (here the can is emptied)

or, if you right click an item inside the trashcan and select “Delete”
what happens? (here the item is deleted from the trashcan)

what is not happening the way you think it should?


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

if you right click the trash can and then select “Empty Trashcan” what
happens?

if you right click an item inside the trashcan and select “Delete”
what happens?

I don’t have that options. It appears like the “Trashcan” is already empty, the icon doesn’t changes when some file in it .
I can just “permanently delete” (shift+del).

On 03/12/2011 06:36 PM, volter wrote:
>
> I don’t have that options. It appears like the “Trashcan” is already
> empty, the icon doesn’t changes when some file in it .
> I can just “permanently delete” (shift+del).

has it always been like this, or did it used to work some other way
and then suddenly began this strange stuff?

or, did it work differently in 11.2 by then now not? i see you are on
11.3, but are you using KDE, Gnome or other? which version?

and, how have you logged in?

that is, did you log into KDE, Gnome, or other as yourself, or as the
administrator/superuser/root…

are you booting up in failsafe or normally?


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

I’m using Gnome.
I have only 1 user on my OpenSUSE 11.3 (I didn’t updated it from 11.2) and I log in to it.
It it had been working fine for couple of month and today I noticed it while trying to remove some files.

I boot in normal mode.

On 03/12/2011 10:06 PM, volter wrote:
>
> I’m using Gnome.

sorry, i think you have to wait until a Gnome user happens by…

and, since Gnome, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, and all the others are so different
you should at least say which you are using in your first post…or
even put Gnome it in the subject line (so gnome ignorant folks, like
me, know not to try to help)…

but, while waiting for the good gnome helper to find you, you can help
yourself by using YaST to add a test user, then log out and then back
into that new test user’s account and see if the trash can works as
you expect then…if it works in the new test user that means that
something in your original user’s /home set up is messed up…(and,
not in the test user’s /home)…a fact you should tell any Gnome
Gurus who happen to try to help…


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

I had the same problem.
I deleted all directories and the file in .local/share/Trash
and restarted dolphin.
That solved the problem.
Probably suffice to delete the metadata file.