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

Fri Feb 10 14:40:13 UTC 2012
Daniel J Walsh <dwalsh at redhat.com>

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On 02/09/2012 05:06 PM, fred smith wrote:
> new info, see below...
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 08:31:17PM -0500, fred smith wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 08:45:48PM -0500, fred smith wrote:
>>> 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....
>> Well, it's fixed. I know the solution, if not the cause: in my
>> home directory, cd to .local/share/mime, delete (or rename) the 
>> "globs" file. log off, log on. voila.
>> I note that the globs file in that location is not the same size
>> as the one in /usr/share/mime globs, which is also no the same
>> size as the one in /usr/local/share/mime/globs. I have no CLUE
>> how it gets generated (unless update-mime-database does it, but I
>> don't know when or by what agency it gets run.) but after
>> rebooting it has not been regenerated, but at least my desktop
>> launchers now work. I note that /usr/share/mime/globs contains:
>> application/x-desktop:*.desktop
>> and that the globs file I renamed in ~/.local/share/mime does not
>> contain such a line. without doing further spelunking, I can only
>> guess that it is the absence of that line that broke my desktop.
>> Wonder how the file could have become broken/corrupted? is there
>> a more correct method of "fixing" it?
> So, this afternoon a single update came down, a new selinux policy
> file. after installing that update, the problem (described above)
> recurred. So, it's some kind of selinux(-related) issue.
> If any of you have any further thoughts on this I'd like to hear
> them.
> thanks!
> Fred

I would relabel your system

touch /.autorelabel; reboot

And I would bet that fixes your problem.
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