Nautilus desktop filling up with fictitious icons (Fedora 9)
alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Mon Sep 1 10:06:08 UTC 2008
On Mon, 01 Sep 2008 11:05:44 +0100
Neil Bird <neil at fnxweb.com> wrote:
> A colleague here has had a fresh install of Fedora 9 for a while, and the
> only remaining issue he has is that, after being logged in for a while, he
> starts getting a an ever increasing slew of extra icons on his desktop that
> don't match devices or actual files in ~/Desktop.
> Now, these aren't *totally* fictitious; it appears to be something to do
> with a '.snapshot' directory (or it's updates) that our network filer
> maintains on our NFS-shared home directories (containing hourly.0, .1, etc.,
> nightly.0, etc.). I don't believe there's anything special about this
> Mostly, it seems that the icons that appear seem to be dirs. and files in
> in them (albeit skipping the 'hourly.0' level) such that the rogue icons
> appear to be from the home directory.
> We're not quite sure what causes this; it may be the backup process
> occurring (once every few hours). He *can* force a fictional '.snapshot' to
> appear on the desktop by inserting a USB stick. When the stick's removed,
> .snapshot stays when the USB icon goes.
The desktop shows the stuff in the "Desktop/" directory by default. If it
contains hourly or daily snapshot directories so will the users desktop...
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