[CentOS] Centos 5.7--desktop icons are now a blank sheet of paper with the .desktop filename and they don't work

Wed Nov 16 01:45:48 UTC 2011
fred smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 11:22:32AM +0100, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
> Vreme: 11/15/2011 03:25 AM, fred smith piše:
> > note that the Desktop folder contains a subdirectory named "radio stations",
> > and that its representation on the desktop looks correct. but when I click
> > on it to open up that folder, all its contents are also broken in the
> > same way.
> >
> > Anybody got any clues?
> >
> First remove all spaces from folder(s) and desktop files.
> Next, there was some trick when you create your own desktop files, I was 
> receiving similar warning, but I am not sure (at the moment) what was 
> the solution. While you change names, I will later on look for a solution.

Tried removing spaces. makes no difference.

did a reboot with forced fsck, on the off-chance that would fix something.
no such luck.

created a whole new user, who CAN create working desktop launchers. which
tells me it's something in my own login environment that's messing me up.
Wonder what that might be....

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