I'm using Mageia 6rc with all the latest updates. The problem is with my Plasma desktop. Even though I have selected "Lock Icons in Place" when configuring the Desktop, they don't always remain locked in place where I put them (one of them does) This has happened several times. They just go back to being in columns. Sometimes it's OK and sometimes it just seems to change.
Same problem here on 64-bit Plasma Mageia-6 Official, fully updated, in 'Folders' desktop.
Tried with & without 'Icons locked' and 'Lock/unlock widgets'.
Tried logging out/ logging back in - no change.
Seems random: Mostly in place after boot up, but often icons moved - most of them in rows across the top of screen. If hen re-arranged back to 'normal' they stay there for the ret of the session.
Ditto on new UEFI 64-bit Plasma Mageia-6 installation on desktop, fully updated.
Same problem reported here:
Just started using the desktop's nVidia GT730 card, and now the desktop icons remain undisturbed after reboot!!!
N.B. To use the proprietary nVidia driver (390.42),I had to add "NOKMSBOOT" to the boot commands in the Mageia-6 /boot/refind_linux.conf file in this UEFI install.
> ,I had to add "NOKMSBOOT" to the boot commands in the Mageia-6
> /boot/refind_linux.conf file in this UEFI install.
Question: Was that needed just for the one-off occasion of changing over to nVidia proprietary driver, or does it need to stay in there?
(It has been suggested to me elsewhere that the initramfs should be rebuilt but excluding the nouveau driver module from it, so that it doesn't get loaded at boot time, and so that the invidia proprietary driver can use KMS, but that's not the sort of change I would feel comfortable about attempting.)
> Just started using the desktop's nVidia GT730 card, and now the desktop icons
> remain undisturbed after reboot!!!
Sadly, shortlived. :-(
Without any further change, system has reverted to booting with jumbled
Fervent hope: Mageia-6.1 will restore sanity.
Seems Linux isn't the only system with this problem!
E.g. Recent extract from a 'Windows 7' forum:
"I must be brain dead or something. I could swear that at one time I
could right click on the desktop and choose to lock the icons in
No more if I ever could.
Now Win7 wants to move my icons around every now and then
How do I make them stay as I want them to."
Still hoping Mageia-6.1 will have sorted this out...
I have finally done the 64-bit UEFI Mageia-6 Plasma5 Grand Update, in the hope that the result will have solved this problem.
The first few boots suggested it had but yesterday & today after reboot most of the desktop icons have been moved to rows across the top of the (nVidia) screen, even though icons and widgets are 'locked'.
As before, sometimes they have, and at other times not, been shuffled.
Any cure in sight for this irritating problem?!
Is there anything I can do to help get this sorted out?!
(For me it's the only remaining 'fly in the ointment' in Mageia6.1.)
P.S. I had been suspecting it was an nVidia problem, but have found that the same problem occurs on my HP Probook (vanilla Intel graphics) with Plasma5 Mageia-6.1.
This is still occurring - seemingly randomly, and is the only persistent problem I have with fully-updated Mageia-6.1...
Still a problem and confounded nuisance!
Not confined to nVidia machines, either - i.e. also with bog-standard Intel graphics...
Lloyd, as this bug is also present in Mageia-7 could you please change the version to Cauldron and put MGA6TOO on the whiteboard?
(In reply to Maurice Batey from comment #12)
> Still a problem and confounded nuisance!
> Not confined to nVidia machines, either - i.e. also with bog-standard Intel
Well, for the last week or so I've noticed that desktop icons on Mga6.1 & Mga7 on desktop m/c and on laptop have truly remained locked, so presumably some s/w update recently on both systems has provided a fix!
Fingers crossed it will stay fixed...