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Precise 5.4.1 No desktop icons
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Claude Lavoie

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2012, 13:05    Post subject:  Precise 5.4.1 No desktop icons
Subject description: All icons on desktop show an exclamation point
 

Installed Precise Puppy 5.4.1 on Thinkpad T23, 512 Mb RAM.

Everything seems to be fine, except that when finished, all icons (on desktop, in directories, etc.) are the same, namely an exclamation point on a roadsign.

It is like there are no icons on the machine, and all icons default to the same image.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2012, 13:35    Post subject:  

What kind of installation procedure - full or frugal?

Was this immediately after completing the installation or after you had installed some software?
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Claude Lavoie

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2012, 14:54    Post subject: Precise 5.4.1 No desktop icons  

Happened right after installation.
Nothing extra had been added.

CL
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Claude Lavoie

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2012, 14:58    Post subject: Precise 5.4.1 No desktop icons  

A more complete answer :

- frugal installation (light encryption of personal file, password-protected);
- no icons right after installation;
- nothing else installed on top of standard installation.

I should mention :
when I save the file for the first time (upon shutting down after installation), I got a message saying that for the reason of a bug, the password to the file had to be reentered, which I did. Apart from that, everything seemed to go smoothly.
Thanks in advance, CL
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2012, 15:04    Post subject:  

Thanks. For a patch to try, read here.
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Claude Lavoie

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2012, 16:01    Post subject:  

OK thank you. Will try it tonight.
CL
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Claude Lavoie

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Nov 2012, 23:47    Post subject:  

Finally, reinstalled 5.2.8 on the machine.
Might be that I am not knowledgeable enough (and I did not have more time to find a solution).

Thank you very much John for your help, I appreciate.
Regards, CL.
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Nov 2012, 10:29    Post subject:  

It is possible that the Service Pack for Precise Puppy would have solved your problem:

http://bkhome.org/blog2/?viewDetailed=00042

Install the Service Pack PET before doing the first shutdown.

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Claude Lavoie

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PostPosted: Sun 02 Dec 2012, 21:01    Post subject:  

Retro Precise 5.4 did the trick. Everything now works fine.

I should have tried Retro long before ...
I had an other old laptop : when I tried to install Precise 5.4.1 (not Retro), I had a message saying that it needed the non-PAE kernel.

On this second laptop (the subject of this thread), I had no message when installing 5.4.1; I therefore wrongly assumed to be right with non Retro 541.

John and Barry,
thank you again.

Claude Lavoie.
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