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goncal

Joined: 09 Oct 2005
Posts: 71
Location: Girona, Spain

PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2005, 04:12    Post_subject:  Desktop icons disappearing (1.0.5) - system hanging...  

Hi all

I came across my first Puppy problem - on four occasions my desktop icons just disappeared - and on two of those, my PC just hanged! Amazing and annoying I thought, as I felt Puppy would never give me those problems after leaving Windoze behind Confused

ctrl alt backspace did the trick once but the other times the icons re-disappeared again.

on those occasions I seem to remember I had been running the small FTP shipped with Puppy 1.0.5.

I had also been uploading a 34MB photo on /var/ftp (I seem to remember that is the std directory for the server, am writing on a windoze98 machine right now)

on one of those occasions when going back to the prompt, endless lines of the sort digits - gpf - digits filled the screen.

I tried everything - ctrl alt f2 to start xwin - to no good use.

Anyone had this sort of problem?

Thanks

Gonçal
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rarsa


Joined: 29 May 2005
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Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2005, 10:01    Post_subject:  

Please search the forum.

I remember that there was a post of ROX loosing the icons and freezing the computer when it was creating thumb images in a directory with too many images.

It appears to be a bug in ROX (maybe an unchecked memory overflow).

Your problem seems to be very similar. I did not followed that thread so I don't know if there was any resolution other than turning off thumb images in ROX.

I hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2005, 10:48    Post_subject:  

Rarsa

Thanks again, I am sure it will work. Cheers

Gonçal
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kcin

Joined: 28 Sep 2005
Posts: 101
Location: Oakland CA

PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2005, 11:02    Post_subject:  

rarsa wrote:


I remember that there was a post of ROX loosing the icons and freezing the computer when it was creating thumb images in a directory with too many images.

It appears to be a bug in ROX (maybe an unchecked memory overflow).

Your problem seems to be very similar. I did not followed that thread so I don't know if there was any resolution other than turning off thumb images in ROX.

I hope this helps.


I also had this happen once. In my case, I was adjusting the Pinboard Options in ROX at the time, to fix the foreground colors of the icon titles to show up better against the wallpaper background, next thing I knew, the icons all disappeared. Restarting icewm cleared it, but I am also inclined to think this is a ROX issue.

Regards,

kcin
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goncal

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2005, 16:39    Post_subject:  

Have tried it, seems to work, system seems even to run lighter... thanks again!

cheers G Very Happy
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