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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:28 am    Post subject: [+-SOLVED] annoying problem with kde desktop icons Reply with quote

In my desktop, trash and home dirs icons both show up as gears!
No matter what I do they always appear as gears.
How can I get the Home and Trash can icons back?

Something I tried ...

Starting a desktop from scratch fixes the problem, but I need all configurations I have.
So, I decided to copy the from scratch .desktop files, but no success! They became gears again.

Any help?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you try to find files that have the names trash.desktop? Have a look at the contain of them and check the line named icon. See to what picture it is associate. The icon is shown within a files browser. Then drop the trash.desktop file to your desktop. it should use the same icon. Then delete the gear one.

You can add a trash using the contextual menu to add plasmoides.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem is even more strange!

I have a Desktop folder in a partition (/Foo/home/user/Desktop) with a trash can and a home folder (trash.desktop and Home.desktop).
All the Desktop, trash and home folders icons are correctly displayed in dolphin.

Then I use dolphin to copy /Foo/home/user/Desktop into /home/user.
/home/user/Desktop icon is now a normal folder. Not the desktop one.
Inside /home/user/Desktop both thrash can and home folder have the gear icon!

I really don't understand!

Thanks for any help.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At certain points in updating KDE from version to version, things like that broke for me as well. That probably should not happen, but for me the "solution" was always to start all over with a new ~/.kde directory. To minimize the hassle, you can copy over *some* of your old files and try if it still works.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, may be I have found the cause ...

It seems related to the fact that I have /home mounted on a zfs-fuse partition.
Mounting it on a reiserfs (same content) immediately showed the correct icons!

Still don't understand but at least I know the remote cause :-)

Thanks to all who responded.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See here https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=178678
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the bug link.
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