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#1 2018-11-20 05:00:36

deba
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Cannot create a folder or empty file on Desktop

creating a folder in desktop folder via thunar working fine and showing in desktop as an icon. But if i try to create any folder or file in desktop by right clicking not working...

I am using kali linux 32 bit

uname -a
Linux kali 4.15.0-kali2-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.15.11-1kali1 (2018-03-21) i686 GNU/Linux

please help & forgive my poor eng

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#2 2018-11-20 15:53:17

ToZ
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Re: Cannot create a folder or empty file on Desktop

Hello and welcome.

What exactly do you mean by "not working"?

What does the following return:

cat ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs

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#3 2018-11-25 14:42:05

deba
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Re: Cannot create a folder or empty file on Desktop

this command return this:

cat ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs
# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update
# If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're
# interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run.
# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped
# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an
# absolute path. No other format is supported.
# 
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates"
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"

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#4 2019-03-01 23:52:04

xfcerabbit
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Re: Cannot create a folder or empty file on Desktop

I'm also having the same problem after installing kali with the xfce desktop when I right click on the desktop to create folder it does nothing. That also seems to happen with the create document option in the right click menu and the priorities option. The trash can wont empty out as well by right clicking and clicking on empty trash I have to go in the trash and empty the contents out.

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#5 2019-03-02 00:00:55

ToZ
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Re: Cannot create a folder or empty file on Desktop

Hello and welcome.

What version of xfdesktop and thunar are installed:

xfdesktop -V
thunar -V

Are any messages created in ~/.xsession-errors when you attempt to create a folder?

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#6 2019-03-03 19:23:35

quantumX
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Re: Cannot create a folder or empty file on Desktop

ToZ wrote:

Hello and welcome.

What version of xfdesktop and thunar are installed:

xfdesktop -V
thunar -V

Are any messages created in ~/.xsession-errors when you attempt to create a folder?

Well, I have that problem too. I downloaded all Kali Linux and others didn't work well. Anyways, now, I am using Xfce version of Kali. Everything works well except Right Click --> New Folder thing on Desktop. But It works in folders. Anyways I wrote that codes. And I am using Kali in Turkish, sorry for that.

Xfce xfdesktop üzerinde koşan bu 4.12.4 sürüm 4.12.
GTK+ 2.24.32 lie derlenmiş, GTK+ 2.24.32 ile bağlantılıdır.

Thunar 1.8.4 (Xfce 4.12)
Copyright (c) 2004-2015

They have continue sentences I didn't write them, because they are turkish. And this is the error message: Failed to activate service 'org.xfce.FileManager': timed out (service_start_timeout=120000ms)

I hope you'll answer me and help for solve this problem. It is so bad. Thanks already.
-quantumX

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#7 2019-03-03 19:36:26

ToZ
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Re: Cannot create a folder or empty file on Desktop

xfdesktop 4.12 does not work well with thunar 1.8.x (desktop icon and extended menu functionality is broken with this combination). In this branch of thunar, the thunarx api was upgraded to version 3 but xfdesktop 4.12 only supports thunarx api version 2.

You either need to run thunar 1.6.x with xfdesktop 4.12 or run the 4.13 branch of xfdesktop with thunar 1.8.x.

It was an unfortunate oversight with the release of the thunar 1.8 branch.

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#8 2019-03-12 10:05:29

quantumX
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Re: Cannot create a folder or empty file on Desktop

ToZ wrote:

You either need to run thunar 1.6.x with xfdesktop 4.12 or run the 4.13 branch of xfdesktop with thunar 1.8.x.

Thank you. But I don't know how to upgrade xfdesktop or degrade thunar version. I researched but I can't figure that out. Maybe because of my English but If you help me, I'll never ever use gnome or mate. Because I love xfce but you know, that problem is so bad.

Last edited by quantumX (2019-03-12 10:06:16)

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#9 2019-03-12 11:02:42

ToZ
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Re: Cannot create a folder or empty file on Desktop

This is probably a question better suited for the Kali Forums or the Kali development team.

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#10 2019-04-09 08:53:02

spunky
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Re: Cannot create a folder or empty file on Desktop

Any solution ?

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#11 2019-04-09 10:45:05

ToZ
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Re: Cannot create a folder or empty file on Desktop

Yes.

Use the thunar 1.6 branch with xfdesktop 4.12 branch
   or
use the thunar 1.8 branch with the xfdesktop 4.13 branch.

You can't mix and match between these branches. This is a distro issue.

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