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Author:  shamanka [ Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:34 pm ]
Post subject:  [SOLVED] Folder-icons missing

Hi guys,
I noticed when I went to my home-folder there are no icons only text .
Anyway to fix this or is it normal for Uberstudent? :roll:

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Folder-icons missing.

The ISO sounds corrupted. Please check sum it.

Also, if you are using a USB drive to run UberStudent after placing the ISO in to it with a program such as unetbootin, make sure you first wipe and reformat the USB with a program such as gparted before you place the ISO.

Don't be intimidated by gparted or the complexity of the directions above. Just open the program, select your USB drive from the top-right in the program, right-click the drive in the main window and select delete, then right-click over the drive again and select Format to > ext 4, and then click apply all operations. Done.

Author:  shamanka [ Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Folder-icons missing.

Hi Stephen,
thanks for the reply, but I am not so sure it was the iso. I ran sudo apt-get update && dist--upgrade after installing the iso from the desktop icon ( always the best way I think ) and there was an error message at the end so, I figure, something didn't install properly in the update.Anyway, on checking further I discovered it was only the Gnome folder-icons that didn't work.The other Icon-themes worked fine.
I tried to open Synaptic and got an error message so then I tried Software Center and downloaded the Gnome Icon-themes - I got another message saying install failed.
Back to Synaptic.
Checked the previous error message and realised it was pointing to the update problem. It said dpkg was missing.
Opened the terminal and typed " sudo dpkg --configure -a" and entered my password at the prompt.
I now have Gnome -Icons and Synaptic is working perfectly, which is great as I hate using Ubuntu Software Center.
As you may have guessed I am new to Uberstudent ( which is groovy BTW ) but I do have a little experience with Linux. :)
I'll see how things go and if I find any other problems I will order a CD/DVD as I have downloaded corrupt iso's before and after re-downloading ,I sometimes downloaded the same or other problems. I have never yet had a problem with sourceforge though.(touch-wood!)
p.s. I appreciate all the work you have put into this distro - it really rocks!

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Folder-icons missing.

Bree Cowie wrote:
I ran sudo apt-get update && dist--upgrade after installing the iso from the desktop icon


dist-upgrade - Well there's the problem.

The very best way to do updates in UberStudent - it depends on your goal.

The default settings in the Update Manager are very conservative and favor a smooth-running, stable system, because that's really what we want in a distro aimed at students who really will not normally welcome having to take time to fix computer issues in the middle of a busy semester and with three papers due tomorrow. :shock: The default settings in the Upgrade Manager will never upgrade your kernel, for example, unless it is flagged "high" in priority by the upstream packagers, because stability is normally more important. UberStudent is designed to "work out of the box" when installed and we wish to keep things running that way. Using only the Update Manager is the way to best reach that goal. 8-)

On the other hand, if you don't mind things possibly going awry from time to time, have a blast as you wish, and please learn lots as you do. It's Linux, after all. ;)

dist-upgrade is and always will be buggy in anything flavored with Ubuntu, and even more so with anything upstream of it that uses it's own code-named repository, like UberStudent or, say, Linux Mint. I'm going to see if I can figure out how to display a warning message to users in the next version of UberStudent should dist-upgrade command ever be run. :idea:

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