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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-users] The "Desktop is $HOME, not $HOME/Desktop" issue again

From: "John A. Sullivan III" <jsullivan@...>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 09:09:03 -0500
On Fri, 2011-12-02 at 13:00 +0100, Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> 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 $HOME:
> So this causes TDE to assume the desktop folder is the useres home directory. 
> I can change that dir to "$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
I'm not sure if it's the same bug but does running xdg-user-dirs-update
solve the problem? - John