Dragynn wrote:You say that, and yet you gave another noob detailed instructions on how to do a system hack to hide his partitions on another thread, and now his system is borked to a state of unuseability.
You missed the main part : his system was borked before he had a chance to try.
On the other hand, I know a few things about udev rules, there is no reason for it to break the system.
His post shows that he did something in the user configuration which is not liked by the session manager. So I gave him the instructions to repair his configs by copying the default configs from within /etc/skel. We will see next how he manages with that.
Just a note: The /usr/share/applications folder is indeed an easy way to grab launchers for the desktop, in addition to using copy/paste though, you can also just grab, drag, and drop it on the desktop. You can also open the main menu and grab a program and utilize drag-n-drop to drag it to either the desktop, or to the panel (another nice piece of functionality that many panels like tint2 and lxpanel do not have).
What I said is not about the effect of dragging, but about doing this with a file manager opened as root. It's a dangerous method for beginners and for advanced users as well. And it's not even necessary. And also when you stated about that, you didn't give details : when to use it as root, for what. A beginner could think he just has to drag/drop a program downloaded on the web to somewhere in the system, as a root user. Fancy that ?
I don't say drag and drop is not fine and easy. I just never think about doing it this way.