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  • #62383
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    ce46

    Hello

    I’m new to Antix so please excuse the dumb questions:
    I’ve installed 19.4-64 on an EEEPC and it seems to work quite well.
    I’m using rox-icewm
    After the initial apt-get update, apt-get upgrade I can no longer add icons onto my desktop by the usual method of grag/drop from rox-filer onto the desktop
    Also (maybe related) clicking on “File manager as root” on the tray does nothing…

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    CE46

    #62384
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    cat $HOME/.desktop-session/desktop-code.0
    To know the exact desktop session.

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    rox-icewm

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    I just started from a new system, without modifications. Then updated the system and rebooted. The red folder icon for “launch file manager as root” works for me and also dragging and dropping items from rox to the desktop.

    It is very strange. Please try:
    sudo apt install --reinstall desktop-session-antix
    and select “Space-icewm” from menu > Desktop > Other Desktops.
    Then select rox-icewm again and reboot.

    Also, could you open Control Centre > Software > Repo Manager, just to see if a GUI-window pops up asking for your password (it should do it instantly). There was an issue related to changing the hostname that made the launch of gksu gui (and sudo in general) to be extremely slow.

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    #62392
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    To see the rox-icewm desktop pinboard, in a terminal, type
    cat ~/.config/rox.sourceforge.net/ROX-Filer/pb_antiX-icewm

    Its an XML file and mine has some icons added and moved:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <pinboard>
      <backdrop style="Stretched">//home/bobc/wallpapers/mir_31184316437_7c9bcd1d7f_o.jpg</backdrop>
      <icon x="182" y="248" label="NoseGuy">/usr/share/applications/screensavers/noseguy.desktop</icon>
      <icon x="38" y="250" label="Zim Desktop Wiki">/usr/share/applications/zim.desktop</icon>
      <icon x="156" y="142" label="Disk Manager">/usr/share/applications/disk-manager.desktop</icon>
      <icon x="34" y="148" label="Help">/usr/share/applications/antix/antiX-docs.desktop</icon>
      <icon x="34" y="74" label="Files">/usr/share/applications/antix/file-manager.desktop</icon>
    </pinboard>
    
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    PS: I agree with Xecure’s steps to fix. If you have added a lot of icons already and want to save what you did first, make a backup copy of the file I showed above before taking Xecures steps.

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    Thanks BobC

    Thinks are becoming clearer but I’m not there yet…
    I did :
    sudo apt install –reinstall desktop-session-antix
    followed by a switch to Space-icewm whereupon I immediately saw the desktop icons.
    I switched back to rox-icewm and they were once again missing.
    Rebooted – still no icons in rox-icewm
    Maybe I’ll just use Space-icewm…

    Also, regarding your tip to open Control Centre > Software > Repo Manager: It opened immediately WITHOUT asking for a password…

    #62404
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    Are you logged in as root?

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    no, just as the user “ce” that I set up during installation.

    I tried the experiment of making another user:
    sudo su –
    useradd -u 1001 chris -d /home/chris -g users -m
    passwd chris …..etc…….

    then logged in as chris:
    … still no go. No icons on the desktop as user chris using rox-icewm.

    The problem seems to be independent of user.

    I tried to log in as root whereupon I got a strange window manager but by right clicking on the desktop one can choose amongst 3 window managers so I chose icewm which immediately crashed the session and sent back to the login screen.

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    If possible, first try in terminal:
    rox-filer --pinboard=antiX-icewm

    If the desktop icons come up (or not), it would be good to know what you see.
    Also, provide the log content of $HOME/.desktop-session/log
    My guess is that rox has some problem loading the pinboard, so it doesn’t load when the desktop session starts.
    Meanwhile, you could use space-icewm, which is much more similar to how desktop icons usually work (all files in ~/Desktop will also be a desktop icon and vice versa).

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    STOP PRESS

    It was down to User Error.
    When doing a new install I normally copy my most used files from the old distro to the new one.
    In my install of Antix the file manager – rox – was pointing to something that doesn’t exist in Antix.
    By removing my /usr/local/bin/rox everything worked as expected.
    Thanks for your patience.
    Sorry to have wasted your time.
    I could mark this as solved but it is highly unlikely that anyone else will run into the same problem,

    Thanks

    CE

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    No problem. Sometimes talking to someone about a problem often helps us find the solution ourselves. The good thing is that it is now solved, so no worries.

    If you ever see something else go wrong, you can always come here and ask. Though we cannot solve every problem we will try as best our time and knowledge allows.

    Regards.

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