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Month: December 2011

The "Desktop is $HOME, not $HOME/Desktop" issue again

From: "Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:00:31 +0100
I just installed TDE 3.5.15 on a fresh wheezy box (T61p, kernel 3.*, nvidia 
drivers). Funny thing, anything worked, after I got rid of all KDE4 libs 
which caused a blue screen with cursor after login otherwise. 

The only issue I did not find a reason for is that 
$HOME/.config/user-dirs.dirs gets overwritten with all folders set to $HOME:

XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME"

So this causes TDE to assume the desktop folder is the useres home directory. 
I can change that dir to "$HOME/Desktop" and apply the immutable flag to the 
file to prevent it beeing overwritten at login - the fiole is overwritten at 
each login somewhere before TDE reads it.

Now my question is, what when why is this file written? It's a bit anoying 
when you stumble upon that problem :-)

Nik


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