Can't get rid of Gnome Desktop

sofar sofar at
Thu Mar 2 17:10:50 CET 2006

I just did my work and changed the FAQ entry to:

+ My desktop or desktop menu has disappeared!?

It appears that xfdesktop is no longer in control of the desktop. Often
xfdesktop has died, or some other program took over the desktop. Make
sure that xfdesktop is still running first. Nautilus takes over the
desktop by default too. Please start nautilus with the --no-desktop
flag, or use gconf-editor and unset the flag that tells nautilus to
handle the desktop (/apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop). Start
xfdesktop again and you should be OK again.

Now, if this is NOT correct, then please tell me. 


On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 16:07:27 +0000, sofar <sofar at> wrote:
> On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 15:57:35 +0000, Robin Haswell <rob at>
> wrote:
>> sofar wrote:
>>> On Wed, 1 Mar 2006 13:43:00 -0500, "Andrew Conkling"
>> <andrew.conkling at> wrote:
>>> no, the FAQ clearly reads:
>>> "or use gconfig-editor and unset the flag that tells nautilus to handle
>> the desktop."
>>> That clearly states that you can tell nautilus not to manage the
>> desktop, and how.
>> I dispute that. Not only does it not state which flag to unset, it even
>> gives the wrong command. At least on my system, it's "gconf-editor".
> Then you should have told me that there was a typo, and which flag to
> unset
> so that I can fix the FAQ. This is called collaboration.
> Auke
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