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Caja 1.17.2 & 3: no desktop icons for root #737

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burdi01 opened this Issue Feb 10, 2017 · 3 comments

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burdi01 commented Feb 10, 2017

Caja 1.17.2 & 3 on Slackware64 Current as provided by http://slackware.uk/msb/current/latest/x86_64/base/ and http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/1.1.6/slackware64-live-mate-current.iso.

When logged-in as root I do not see the desktop icons, nor does rightclicking on the desktop have any discernable effect. When logged-in as a non-root user I see the desktop icons and right-clicking on the desktop pops-up a context menu.

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Sorry, we are not responsable for distros.
And login as root is strictly forbidden in most distros, ie. fedora.
...and why root session?
So nobody can reproduce this here.
I suggest to file out a report at your distro, maybe the maintainer there wants to help you with this very insecure user case.

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raveit65 commented Feb 10, 2017

Sorry, we are not responsable for distros.
And login as root is strictly forbidden in most distros, ie. fedora.
...and why root session?
So nobody can reproduce this here.
I suggest to file out a report at your distro, maybe the maintainer there wants to help you with this very insecure user case.

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If you have a need for GUI administration as root, one way to get a desktop is to remove caja from root's desktop>session>required components and then from a terminal in that session run caja --force-desktop .
Just be sure to keep networking turned off in such a session!

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lukefromdc commented Feb 10, 2017

If you have a need for GUI administration as root, one way to get a desktop is to remove caja from root's desktop>session>required components and then from a terminal in that session run caja --force-desktop .
Just be sure to keep networking turned off in such a session!

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@raveit65:

And login as root is strictly forbidden in most distros, ie. fedora.

For me the quintessence of Open Source is that nothing is forbidden there.

I booted the Fedora-MATE_Compiz-Live-x86_64-25-1.3 ISO in VirtualBox, set as "liveuser" the root password via "sudo -i", logged out and logged in as root: no problems whatsoever.
Even the desktop icons are there, and rightclicking on the desktop pops up a context menu. This non-failure was as expected because this ISO contains Caja 1.16.1 and for as far as I know the symptoms at hand were introduced with Caja 1.17.x.

this very insecure user case.

For a single-user workstation system type (as opposed to a multi-user server one) I respectfully disagree.

@lukefromdc: Thank you for responding.

Anyway, I rest my case.
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burdi01 commented Feb 11, 2017

@raveit65:

And login as root is strictly forbidden in most distros, ie. fedora.

For me the quintessence of Open Source is that nothing is forbidden there.

I booted the Fedora-MATE_Compiz-Live-x86_64-25-1.3 ISO in VirtualBox, set as "liveuser" the root password via "sudo -i", logged out and logged in as root: no problems whatsoever.
Even the desktop icons are there, and rightclicking on the desktop pops up a context menu. This non-failure was as expected because this ISO contains Caja 1.16.1 and for as far as I know the symptoms at hand were introduced with Caja 1.17.x.

this very insecure user case.

For a single-user workstation system type (as opposed to a multi-user server one) I respectfully disagree.

@lukefromdc: Thank you for responding.

Anyway, I rest my case.
:D

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