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Missing Desktop Icons (PL 5.0.1 Live CD)
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rhizome

Joined: 02 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jul 2010, 21:26    Post subject:  Missing Desktop Icons (PL 5.0.1 Live CD)
Subject description: (Since saving sfs to hd)
 

Since opting to save the .sfs file to my hard drive, the desktop and taskbar icons are missing. How do I restore these?
There are currently generic ones in place of the fancy ones originally there.
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rhizome

Joined: 02 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jul 2010, 08:57    Post subject:  

Can anybody suggest a fix for this? Not sure if it's related, but I happened to encrypt my .3fs file at the same time as saving it to the HD.
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localhost

Joined: 10 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jul 2010, 05:45    Post subject: Missing desktop icons  

I had the exact same problem--I ran Puppy from a Live CD a couple times, no problem, very fun, then decided on the third run to save a file to my hard disk (I did light encryption). Then, next time I booted Puppy from the CD, the icons had changed! Many of the programs had no icons or generic ones. Any help?
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dejan555


Joined: 30 Nov 2008
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Location: Montenegro

PostPosted: Sat 10 Jul 2010, 06:00    Post subject:  

Restore original PuppyPin file?
/root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
then restart pinboard

Code:

killall ROX-Filer && rox -p /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin


Sometimes you just need to restart pinboard.

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willem1940NLD

Joined: 06 Jul 2010
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Location: Sittard, Limburg, The Netherlands

PostPosted: Sun 10 Apr 2011, 12:23    Post subject:  

All my icons have disappeared now in snowpuppy 015. I am not a technician. Found and tried Menu, utilities, general utilities, ROXterm, pasted

killall ROX-Filer && rox -p /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin

screen went dark for a second but nothing changed.

Anything more I can try?
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Note; Pfind, all files, not excluding initrd: pinboard, "no file found".
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Hernâni

Joined: 29 Nov 2011
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar 2012, 06:19    Post subject:  

Hello,

I'm without desktop icons. They just desapeared

Any help?

Pleeeease!
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LightYear

Joined: 28 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Mar 2012, 18:01    Post subject:  

Had the same issue and was stuck for a while. Eventually came across this thread, signed up, and while I was waiting for confirmation, fixed it! So now I'm here to provide a resolution.

In my case I had run off the CD a few times and tried to do a full install on to a HD. After failing to boot from the HD a few times, I fell back to the CD boot. It was so slow that on the last time I elected to save the session. No encryption, just the save file to the HD. Well this time boot from the HD worked, so when I saw no icons (except the generic red yield sign), and no background, I figured it was due to the boot from HD, not from the saving of the session. Reading your reports, I suspect it was the saved session at fault.

Anyway, after finding a bunch of "ROX-Filer: Couldn't recognize the image file format" entries in log files, I found a resolution here:

http://roscidus.com/desktop/node/91

Which in short, says simple to run this command in a console:

Code:
# gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > /etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders


I then restarted X and boom, everything was back.

I'm not sure if anything else was affected but all seems well now!
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drblock2

Joined: 19 Jan 2009
Posts: 143

PostPosted: Fri 06 Apr 2012, 08:44    Post subject:
Subject description: Restoring desktop icons
 

Dejan,

Thanks! I just had a harrowing experience and your post saved me hours of labor reinstalling my system.

I attempted to use the "Underdog" option in Wary 5.3.3 and trashed my save file. When I finally got the system running again I booted into a gray background with drive icons and the jwm-tray. I was able to restore the background image with the wall paper manager, but the desk icons were gone.

I had no idea where to begin until I read your contribution. The problem was indeed PuppyPin. Somewhere in the crash and restoration process it got trashed. I "borrowed" the corresponding file from Slacko 5.3.3 that happened to be running on another machine and replaced PuppyPin. I restarted the pinboard as you suggested above - and all was restored!
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Rinre

Joined: 29 Sep 2013
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Sep 2013, 08:59    Post subject:  

Thanks a lot LightYear!!
I googled the same problem, icons disappeared on first boot after saving to a persistent file, and your code worked like magic!!!
Very Happy
I really appreciate it when people like you take the time to post a solution after they found something out.
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cthisbear

Joined: 29 Jan 2006
Posts: 3469
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Tue 01 Oct 2013, 04:45    Post subject:  

"I really appreciate it when people like you take the time to post a
solution after they found something out. "

The right thing to do...and a nice thing to do.

Good on you fellas....Cheers ...Chris.
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sheldonisaac

Joined: 21 Jun 2009
Posts: 449
Location: Philadelphia, PA

PostPosted: Tue 01 Oct 2013, 11:15    Post subject:  

dejan555 wrote:
Restore original PuppyPin file?
/root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
then restart pinboard

Code:

killall ROX-Filer && rox -p /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin


Sometimes you just need to restart pinboard.

Thanks, dejan555.
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