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Hi guys, I've a symbolic link on my /home/user/Desktop and i deleted it (rm -rf ...). But everytime i restart my machine it reappears. How can i permanently remove it? ...
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    Hi guys,
    I've a symbolic link on my /home/user/Desktop and i deleted it (rm -rf ...).
    But everytime i restart my machine it reappears.
    How can i permanently remove it? Can you help me?
    Thanks and regards.

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    Hi - what is this a link to? Which application?
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    It's a link to Ekiga (VoIP application) that i've removed.

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    Hi - I'm not sure of the exact answer, but it sounds like there's a script from that application still on your system.

    When your computer boots up it's running a command like:

    ln -s /home/user/Desktop Ekiga

    So you need to find that command/script and delete it. It just depends how the developers wrote the software and where they chose to install things.

    You might want to look in one of your init scripts. For example in /etc/rc.d and type
    cat rc.local ... See if Ekiga has put anything in there. If so, write to the developers and complain! Actually I think this is very unlikely indeed.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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