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1 20th March 07:01
evo
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When I try to open the trash bin icon on the desktop Mplayer opens instead.
I have checked the path and it seems right. Has Mplayer been mistakenly
linked to trash?
/home/evodawg/Desktop/Trash

2006 free getting ready to install 2007
KDE

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2 20th March 11:20
doug laidlaw
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What is in /home/evodawg/Desktop/trash.desktop ?

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3 20th March 11:20
evo
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Unable to run the command specified. The file or folder
file:///home/evodawg/Desktop/Trash does not exist.
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4 20th March 11:20
evo
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Unable to run the command specified. The file or folder
file:///home/evodawg/Desktop/Trash does not exist. Now no Mplayer, just
nothing exists!

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Contains removed files
EmptyIcon=trashcan_empty
Encoding=UTF-8
Icon=trashcan_full
Name=trash
Name[en_US]=trash
Type=Link
URL=$HOME/Desktop/Trash

but I'm not finding it in
/usr/share/applications/kde

thinking this is the problem, is there a way to reinstall trash or would it
be better to just upgrade to 2007.1

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5 20th March 11:21
david w. hodgins
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Case is important. Trash is not the same as trash.desktop.

In a console (aka terminal program) run the commands shown
after the dollar signs, and compare the output you get, to
that shown. Enter the command "exit" (without the quotes)
to close the console.

$ cat ~/Desktop/trash.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Contains removed files
EmptyIcon=trashcan_empty
Encoding=UTF-8
Icon=trashcan_full
Name=Trash
OnlyShowIn=KDE
Type=Link
URL=trash:/

Also make sure the following directories exist, and are owned
by your id
$ ll ~/.local/share/Trash/
total 0
drwxrwxr-x 2 dave dave 48 Apr 5 13:42 files/
drwxrwxr-x 2 dave dave 48 Apr 5 13:42 info/

Regards, Dave Hodgins

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6 20th March 12:57
james d. beard
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Right click on the icon, then left click on properties, and then
look at the name and at the path for Location (under General).
Then, in a console/terminal window, check the nature of the
object using the path/name found. On my system,

file /home/jim/Desktop/trash*

Note the * at the end, to pick up variants such as
trash.desktop.

Cheers!

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7 20th March 12:57
doug laidlaw
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"Trash" is what is written on your desktop. trash.desktop is what puts it
there. Notice the change of case. Follow David Hodgins's instructions and
report back in his thread.

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