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#1 2007-02-09 10:26:45

jrr
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Registered: 2007-02-09
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xfdesktop doesnt update icons

Hello,
after installing from the graphical installer I found out that if I delete some file or folder from the desktop (using right click > delete) the icon still stays there as if it hasnt been deleted. The trash icon updates correctly. Is this how its suppose to work?
After deleting something I tried running xfdesktop --reload from the terminal and nothing happened. The only solution is killing xfdesktop and running it again, which sucks of course.
This is what dbus-monitor prints when something is deleted, i dont know if this helps:

method call sender=:1.28 -> dest=org.xfce.FileManager path=/org/xfce/FileManager; interface=org.xfce.Trash; member=MoveToTrash
   array [
      string "file:///home/jrr/Desktop/test"
   ]
   string ":0.0"
signal sender=:1.0 -> dest=(null destination) path=/org/xfce/FileManager; interface=org.xfce.Trash; member=TrashChanged
   boolean true
signal sender=:1.0 -> dest=(null destination) path=/org/xfce/FileManager; interface=org.xfce.Trash; member=TrashChanged
   boolean true

Needless to say that if I create or delete something directly in the Desktop directory it doesnt show up in the desktop  either.

Anyone knows what the problem might be?
Thanks.

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#2 2007-02-09 10:48:47

Nick
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Re: xfdesktop doesnt update icons

Do you have the fam daemon running? Or Gamin support? Search the forums about this topic.

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#3 2007-02-09 15:15:57

jrr
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Re: xfdesktop doesnt update icons

Thanks Nick, installing gamin did the trick.
Maybe it should be added to the dependency list for xfdesktop or something, I did see any mention to it.
(I also tried fam first but this problem came up: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/free … 13911.html. I dont know if you can use fam with xfdesktop)

Thanks again!

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#4 2007-02-09 17:13:12

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Re: xfdesktop doesnt update icons

Fam/Gamin is an optional dependency for thunar(-vfs). Xfdesktop uses the thunar-vfs library for showing the desktop icons.

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#5 2007-02-17 21:20:19

Jellybean
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Re: xfdesktop doesnt update icons

I've got the same problem with Thunar. I have Xubuntu and installed Xfce 4 from source. I don't have fam installed, but for some reason it worked before I installed from source. If I try to install the fam package, apt wants to remove a whole crapload of unrelated packages (epiphany-browser, anjuta, libgnomeui, ............ .....). What do I do?

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#6 2007-02-19 11:55:38

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Re: xfdesktop doesnt update icons

Why do you install Xfce from source in Xubuntu??

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#7 2007-02-20 18:54:47

Jellybean
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Re: xfdesktop doesnt update icons

Because the latest version isn't in the Dapper repository.

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