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#1 Freddie3782

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 09:28 PM

This problem started yesterday.
I am using UBUNTU 10.10.
Been installed as a permanent installation for a month or so.
I have had no problems what so ever, until yesterday when I clicked on
Places>Documents
Instead of my document folder opening up the rythembox application opens up.
Since its an application that I always have open, Ubuntu just redirects me to
the desktop where I have it open.
This also happens when I try to open Home, Desktop, Music, Pictures, videos or Downloads under
the Places tab on the top taskbar.
I can open my text editor and click on file> open file.
to open my documents, or image viewer to view my files.
But I cannot open it directly from the proper location.
I did notice that I can open the computer option under the places tap and can
navigate the filesystem this way. But I would like to fix this problem.
I did the updates it required and the optional ones.
I recently installed 'wine' and 'tovid' but it was working fine when both app were installed.
I have a external hard drive connected to the usb connection and a usb flashstick that i do not
remove from the computer. the usb flashstick is formated with ext4 and the usb hard drive is
formated with ntfs. I wonder if this is the problem. or caused the issue. when I removed them
the problem is still there. I am not new to ubuntu. but have no experience with the CLI. I did however
install 'tovid' from the CLI. and 'wine' from the ubuntu software center. I don't want to get rid of
either application. I have checked for more updates, but my system is uptodate. the rythembox works fine.
It is one application I use daily.
If any one can show me how to fix this I would really appreiciate it.
Also, on another note....Before I installed Ubuntu 10.10 permenately, I was using R.I.P. Linux.
it has a xmusicplayer. I perfer that to rythembox. or something better than rythembox.
Anyhelp would be great.
Thank you linux brothers and sisters.

P.S. LINUX RULES!!!

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 07:27 AM

Did you reboot after the latest update ?

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 06:01 PM

What happens you open up a terminal window and cd /home?

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 06:34 PM

yes cd /home works in terminal.
ls works in terminal displays my folders.
and ls -a shows my files in terminal.
the files remain intact. but the shortcut in the GUI taskbar
are no longer responding correctly. All home folder shortcuts in GUI Taskbar
are redirrected to rythembox.
Wierd?
any one know the value to change for these shortcuts?

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 06:38 PM

Can you do an ls -la on your /home/username and paste the results in your next reply.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 07:21 PM

fernando@HELLFIRE:~$ ls -la
total 4948
drwxr-xr-x 44 fernando fernando 4096 2010-12-01 17:36 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2010-11-22 19:54 ..
drwx------ 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 20:35 .adobe
drwxr-xr-x 12 fernando fernando 4096 2010-12-01 18:18 .azureus
drwxr-xr-x 9 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-28 20:43 Azureus Downloads
-rw------- 1 fernando fernando 1923 2010-12-01 17:29 .bash_history
-rw-r--r-- 1 fernando fernando 220 2010-11-22 19:54 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r-- 1 fernando fernando 3353 2010-11-22 19:54 .bashrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 fernando fernando 3762865 2010-11-26 23:03 brasero-session.log
drwx------ 14 fernando fernando 4096 2010-12-01 17:31 .cache
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2010-11-27 22:24 calibre
drwxr-xr-x 6 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-28 18:03 Calibre Library
drwx------ 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 21:47 .compiz
drwxr-xr-x 21 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-28 17:58 .config
drwx------ 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 20:27 .dbus
drwxr-xr-x 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-12-01 17:27 Desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 fernando fernando 41 2010-12-01 17:30 .dmrc
drwxr-xr-x 5 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-26 17:46 Documents
drwxr-xr-x 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-30 20:47 Downloads
drwxr-xr-x 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-12-01 17:31 .dropbox
drwxr-xr-x 4 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-28 18:51 Dropbox
drwxr-xr-x 4 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-28 17:57 .dropbox-dist
-rw------- 1 fernando fernando 16 2010-11-22 20:27 .esd_auth
drwx------ 8 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-30 19:23 .evolution
-rw-r--r-- 1 fernando fernando 179 2010-11-22 19:54 examples.desktop
drwxr-xr-x 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-29 20:26 .fontconfig
drwx------ 4 fernando fernando 4096 2010-12-01 17:30 .gconf
drwx------ 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-12-01 18:09 .gconfd
drwx------ 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-24 05:57 .gftp
-rw-r----- 1 fernando fernando 0 2010-11-25 00:13 .gksu.lock
drwx------ 10 fernando fernando 4096 2010-12-01 17:29 .gnome2
drwx------ 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 20:32 .gnome2_private
drwxr-xr-x 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-24 21:38 .gstreamer-0.10
-rw-r--r-- 1 fernando fernando 152 2010-12-01 17:30 .gtk-bookmarks
dr-x------ 3 fernando fernando 0 2010-12-01 17:30 .gvfs
-rw------- 1 fernando fernando 5576 2010-12-01 17:30 .ICEauthority
drwxr-xr-x 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 20:33 .icons
drwx------ 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-25 00:33 .kde
drwxr-xr-x 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 20:27 .local
drwx------ 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 20:35 .macromedia
drwx------ 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 20:49 .mission-control
drwx------ 5 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-24 21:05 .mozilla
drwxr-xr-x 37 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-27 18:35 Music
-rw-r--r-- 1 fernando fernando 373330 2010-11-26 23:03 music for alfredo
drwxr-xr-x 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 20:27 .nautilus
drwxr-xr-x 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-23 19:49 .openoffice.org
drwxr-xr-x 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-26 19:49 Pictures
drwx------ 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 21:31 .pki
-rw-r--r-- 1 fernando fernando 675 2010-11-22 19:54 .profile
drwxr-xr-x 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 20:27 Public
drwx------ 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-12-01 17:30 .pulse
-rw------- 1 fernando fernando 256 2010-11-22 20:27 .pulse-cookie
-rw------- 1 fernando fernando 62577 2010-12-01 17:36 .recently-used.xbel
-rw-r--r-- 1 fernando fernando 0 2010-11-22 20:45 .sudo_as_admin_successful
drwxr-xr-x 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 20:27 Templates
drwxr-xr-x 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 20:33 .themes
drwx------ 4 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-22 21:07 .thumbnails
drwxr-xr-x 2 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-26 19:47 .tovid
drwxr-xr-x 3 fernando fernando 4096 2010-11-25 00:52 Videos
-rw-r--r-- 1 fernando fernando 280 2010-11-25 00:37 .xgalscores
-rw------- 1 fernando fernando 317171 2010-12-01 18:09 .xsession-errors
-rw------- 1 fernando fernando 313846 2010-12-01 17:29 .xsession-errors.old

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 09:04 PM

Your problem is being discussed and solution for it is in link below. Maybe
http://newyork.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1519432
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Posted 01 December 2010 - 09:54 PM

Thanks Buddy.
That worked.
Opened up my terminal and typed nautilus.
Once my home folder was open I right click on my picture folder and
selected "open with other application"
then selected 'file browser'
and now my GUI taskbar shortcuts worked.
Thank you very much.
This issue is now Solved!!!

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