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    Thunar and Xfce issue


    Good afternoon, Wasn't sure where this should go so Misc seemed the best option. I recently installed avlinux on a second partition. Avlinux comes with Xfce and thunar. My problem is that whenever I save something to root it appears on the desktop. There is no "Desktop" directory. There must be a setting, because Xfce on Kali works just fine. I've searched and haven't found anything directly related.

    If anyoone knows anything about this, I would surely appreciate the help. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadGirlRising View Post
    Good afternoon, Wasn't sure where this should go so Misc seemed the best option. I recently installed avlinux on a second partition. Avlinux comes with Xfce and thunar. My problem is that whenever I save something to root it appears on the desktop. There is no "Desktop" directory. There must be a setting, because Xfce on Kali works just fine. I've searched and haven't found anything directly related.

    If anyoone knows anything about this, I would surely appreciate the help. Thank you
    Please define "save something to root". You are not running your Linux as root, I hope?

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    Thank you for your reply

    Yeah, I running as root for set-up. Once I get it going I'll use the regular user account. I know the dangers, I've blown out my root file system, huge learning experience. anyway, up on kali (my other partition) with Xfce and Thunar I drop a lot of files on my home directory, which is named root. Those files stay in that directory and not on the desktop. But over on AVLinux when I do the same everything just goes to the desktop. With this installation there is no "Desktop" directory/folder and seems to act as "home".

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    Sorry, I do not understand why you need to run as root. I will not help anyone who ignores basic Unix rules. Which say the first stupidest thing is to use the computer as root, second stupidest thing is to run X as root. Also I will not help a drunk driver to start the car.
    I don't care if you destroy your system, but running as root makes it defenseless against attacks, your box will be "owned" and used to attack others, send spam, whatnot. Not with my help.
    Last edited by Segfault; 04-10-2017 at 07:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    Sorry, I do not understand why you need to run as root. I will not help anyone who ignores basic Unix rules. Which say the first stupidest thing is to use the computer as root, second stupidest thing is to run X as root. Also I will not help a drunk driver to start the car.
    I don't care if you destroy your system, but running as root makes it defenseless against attacks, your box will be "owned" and used to attack others, send spam, whatnot. Not with my help.

    Why thank you for your efforts to remove freedom from foss. I don't want your help as I am sure there are more knowledgeable out there that doesn't have the attitude of an *******.

    For the rest, I would still appreciate if you have knowledge concerning the issue I came to this forum with. Thank you, in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadGirlRising View Post
    For the rest, I would still appreciate if you have knowledge concerning the issue I came to this forum with. Thank you, in advance.
    well if you keep at it you might eventually find someone who agrees with you, but that doesn't change the facts:
    1. running linux GUI as root is a bad idea
    2. it's an even worse idea if you're connected to the internet
    3. it's an even more worse idea if the distro wasn't originally designed for that (AVLinux)

    Quote Originally Posted by DeadGirlRising View Post
    Yeah, I running as root for set-up. Once I get it going I'll use the regular user account.
    this is just... wrong. sorry.


    Quote Originally Posted by DeadGirlRising View Post
    Why thank you for your efforts to remove freedom from foss. I don't want your help as I am sure there are more knowledgeable out there that doesn't have the attitude of an *******.
    Quote Originally Posted by DeadGirlRising View Post
    (I'm no Eliot Alderson or hacker wanna be)
    sure?

    also:
    Quote Originally Posted by http://docs.kali.org/introduction/should-i-use-kali-linux
    Is Kali Linux Right For You?

    As the distributionís developers, you might expect us to recommend that everyone should be using Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is, however, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testers and security specialists, and given its unique nature, it is NOT a recommended distribution if youíre unfamiliar with Linux or are looking for a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution for development, web design, gaming, etc.

    Even for experienced Linux users, Kali can pose some challenges.

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    I'd like to thank everyone who took time from their buzy schedules to inform me of what I already know and yetr never a hint towards my question.
    Thank you for being the average linux user in terms of being control freaks, sorry just the way it is.
    Again thank you for being jerks


    PS Admins, remove my account asap.

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    Sorry they are not jerks, just members who tried to help others.

    Yes, you may not like what they say, but it is only said to help you before something really bad happens.

    If the worse does happen please do not blame the OS.

    Thank you

    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadGirlRising View Post
    Thank you for being the average linux user in terms of being control freaks, sorry just the way it is.
    well if another person tells me "hey, what's the difference if i say trash, waste or rubbish? you know what i mean!"
    - i'd say they're right.
    if a computer tells me "Rubbish: command not found."
    - well i can rightly call it a control freak, but what does that make me? an idiot.

    my meaning:
    there's a difference between a human being's character and an operating system's character.
    something mr robot never seemed to understand, poor sod.

    i am not a control freak.
    my computer is.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princi...east_privilege

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    They are too Jerks with a capital "J". Above average technically but social pygmies.

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