files on desktop won't stay aligned when rebooting

Bug #854275 reported by Anthony LoRe on 2011-09-19
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I don't know what logs I should be posting if any but basicly sometimes when I I turn on my pc, my desktop looks like this

For some reason my files won't stay aligned as they were when I shut off the computer. I end up right clicking and clicking "Organize Desktop by Name" to fix it but after I restart the icons are all squished to the left. It doesn't happen ever time I reboot but it has been happening more and more.

affects: ubuntu → nautilus (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

What Ubuntu version do you use?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Anthony LoRe (someitalian123) wrote :

When I first experienced the bug I was in 11.04. Now I did clean install of ubuntu 11.10 and I'm still experiencing the bug but it doesn't happen with all of my files. I've had 11.04 installed since the day of it's release and I didn't start experiencing the bug till September. so I would think it has to do with something I've installed from then to September, which also installed in 11.10. it could be anything, I'm sorry I can't be more helpful. My guess would be peer guardian linux gui, which I got from there ppa, just because that's the only thing I remember installing around September and I also installed again after I did a clean install of 11.10, but I have no idea how it connects to nautilus.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the desktop feature has been removed in the most recent version, closing the bug

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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