Desktop content substituted with / content

Bug #163556 reported by Giuseppe Calà on 2007-11-18
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Bug Description

Cause power faulty on my laptop after the boot and login all files/folder in my desktop were substituted with root folders: bin, boot, lib, sbin, ecc, as a desktop variable is pointing to /. In fact if I right click on desktop for creating a folder, for example, I got an error cause permissions.

If I open my home from System Menu on kpanel (I have Kubuntu Gutsy) instead of opening /home/myname is opened simply /home; fortunately inside is my home which contains all files and folders, even the real Desktop folder with all my files.

This strange error seems the only one, since the desktop background is right, the login works, and all applications too.

I have created a new user hoping the problem was confined only to my account but even the new user have the same problem.


David D Lowe (flimm) wrote :

Could you post the output of these three commands;
ls -l /
ls -l /home
ls -l -d ~/Desktop

Giuseppe Calà (jiveaxe) wrote :

I have solved removing and reinstalling kde.


Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

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