No Desktop or Home Folder Access

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sololocolobo
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se unió: 04/15/2015

A little history: A few months back I got "cloud cover" -a white sheet of blankness-- over my desktop at startup. I'd hit the Home button--a minor inconvenience-- on the panel, the "cloud cover" would disappear, my desktop icons would appear, as would the home folder.

A few weeks ago after making some adjustments to the panel, the panel disappeared at startup. A hassle. But I had a keyboard short cut to my home folder and I discovered how to access apps via Terminal. So I was OK. After a week or so the panel came back. I again tried panel adjustments and it disappeared again and again it came back in about a week.

Now: My desktop is permanently "cloud covered". I have the panel but the home folder button gets me nothing. I can access applications from the Trisquel panel button and from there I have application access to my folders but I can't get to a page with just folder contents to do the usual drag and drop or icon perusal.

So the question is: 1) Is there a terminal command to get my panel home button running and/or get access to my home folder? and 2) Is there, likewise, a means to get access to my desktop and it's folders.

tomlukeywood
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se unió: 12/05/2014

"or get access to my home folder"
if you go into your terminal it normally starts in your home folder
so just type ls and you should see your files

then you can organize them with commands like cp(copy) mv(move) rm(remove) mkdir etc etc

Magic Banana

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se unió: 07/24/2010

You can also fire this command to get the graphical file browser:
$ nautilus

What do you mean by "cloud cover". Could you upload a screenshot?

sololocolobo
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se unió: 04/15/2015

I discovered that my Desktop folder fell into another folder within my home folder. Which probably explains why it's not showing up. But I don't have the skills, without the standard graphical interface, to get at the desktop folder and move it.

I did type ls into terminal and there was my home folder but what's the step by step to open the folder that contains my desktop and then move it?

Thanks

Magic Banana

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se unió: 07/24/2010

The Desktop is a subfolder of the home folder. That is normal. With an English localized system, that subfolder is "~/Desktop". Now if you moved it (or renamed it), GNOME cannot find it anymore and that may be the explanation for the gray background.

And, again, just fire that command to get a graphical file browser:
$ nautilus

sololocolobo
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se unió: 04/15/2015

A few days ago I tried your $ nautilus suggestion and got all of my home folder contents in the terminal not in what I think you mean by "graphical". I couldn't do anything with them in the terminal.

Today I tried $ nautilus again, in several combinations, and had no luck at all:

user@user-ThinkPad-X60s:~$ $ nautilus
bash: $: command not found
user@user-ThinkPad-X60s:~$ nautilus
nautilus: error while loading shared libraries: libunity-protocol-private.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
user@user-ThinkPad-X60s:~$ sudo $ nautilus
[sudo] password for user:
no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory
sudo: $: command not found
user@user-ThinkPad-X60s:~$ $ nautilus
bash: $: command not found
user@user-ThinkPad-X60s:~$ nautilus
nautilus: error while loading shared libraries: libunity-protocol-private.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
user@user-ThinkPad-X60s:~$ ^C
user@user-ThinkPad-X60s:~$

Magic Banana

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se unió: 07/24/2010

First of all: when someone giving you directions writes a line that starts with "$ ", it means "what comes after should be entered in a terminal as a regular user". The dollar sign followed by a space is called a prompt. The terminal shows it when ready to execute a command. Do not type that dollar sign.

Here we have an error message:
nautilus: error while loading shared libraries: libunity-protocol-private.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

It looks like you do not have the package "libunity-protocol-private0" installed. That is not normal. Nautilus (and Shotwell, and Liferea, and Deja Dup, and ...) depends on this package through "libunity9". You can use the "Synaptic package manager" to confirm whether those libraries are installed. If they are, your disk is probably dying! If not, then you can try to install the meta-packages "trisquel" and "trisquel-recommended" that actually define Trisquel's default system.

However, one more time, whoever installed your system may not be trustworthy and you may want to backup your data reinstall Trisquel 7 from its live medium.

sololocolobo
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se unió: 04/15/2015

Just upgrade cleaned up etc. and now having unintended shutdowns. going to take a break. sorry heres screen. my desktop is "under" this cloud.

Screenshot from 2015-04-17 12:06:50.png
tomlukeywood
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se unió: 12/05/2014

weird..

what did you install trisquel 7?

sololocolobo
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se unió: 04/15/2015

I didn't install Trisquel. I bought a new old computer with Trisquel installed. Don't know what it is. What\'s your suggest? something other than 7?

Magic Banana

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se unió: 07/24/2010

That does not look like Trisquel 7 (icons are different and so on).

sololocolobo
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se unió: 04/15/2015

I think my recent updating is forcing me to reinstall. My computer is now stopping and backing down to pass word entry after about 90 seconds of running.

I didn't install Trisquel. I bought a new old computer with Triquel installed. Don't know what it is. What\'s your suggest? something other than 7?

Magic Banana

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se unió: 07/24/2010

Who installed your system may not be trustworthy. Do not forget to backup your data (for instance on an external HDD from the live system) before installing Trisquel 7 ("taking the whole disk" would then become the easier option).

tomlukeywood
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se unió: 12/05/2014

" What\'s your suggest? something other than 7?"

i would recommend backing up your data
and then installing a fresh trisquel 7
installation

were did you get this computer from out of interest?

sololocolobo
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se unió: 04/15/2015

This is an x60 lenovo that was fsf recommended. I don't think it's the installer. I discovered that my Desktop folder has fallen into a subfolder within my home folder. otherwise I'm getting computer performance confidence now so I'm not so interested in reinstall.

I know about the backup issue. I used to reinstall Ubuntu every few months because the internet driver used to drop out on me. Then just as I was leaving Ubuntu I realized that that was what that "Extra Drivers" in Settings might be.

I've had pretty good Trisquel experience although at first I was a bit skeptical. It's forced me to THINK so often. And, you know, THINKING like mouse clicking is such heavy labor.

Mangy Dog

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se unió: 03/15/2015
sololocolobo
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se unió: 04/15/2015

just an observation: I always thought Steve Jobs had the Prairie Dog look.

sololocolobo
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se unió: 04/15/2015

Tomlukeywood, I'm leaning on a preference to your ls command recommendation of 4.16. So i'm looking right now at all my home folder's folders in terminal. One of them, "MyPDA", holds my Desktop folder. Is there a terminal command to open "MyPDA" then use the move command to put the Desktop folder in its usual place, the Home folder; which I believe would put my Desktop Icons on my desktop. I did enter the command $ sudo open MyPDA and after asking for a password I got this back: no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory

My Trisquel installation has been functioning without malfunction for almost a year.

lembas
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se unió: 05/13/2010

mv ~/MyPDA/Desktop ~

(~ means your home folder, /home/yourusername)

Regarding that error message, there is an open bug about that here (with a suggested workaround that might or might not be a good idea, I don't know) https://trisquel.info/en/issues/12152