Rather than make the assumption that the 2 incidents are related, you should ask. When you ask, provide all information. Leave nothing out.
First off let me say I am not making any assumptions!
I am just stating what has happened
I have two machines running PCLinuxOS LXDE
On both machines:
I created two symbolic links on my desktop (I incorrectly referred to them as desktop links )
The first symbolic link was to /home/msswanson/Dropbox/
This symbolic link was created as follows:
[msswanson@desk-linuxluver ~]$ cd Desktop
[msswanson@desk-linuxluver Desktop]$ ln -s /home/msswanson/Dropbox/
The second symbolic link was to /mnt/Volume_1
This second symbolic link was created as follows:
[msswanson@desk-linuxluver Desktop]$ su
[root@desk-linuxluver Desktop]# ln -s "/mnt/Volume_1"
On both machines these symbolic links worked from what ever virtual desktop I was currently on.
On both machines Synaptic was giving an error message that required changing kde4 to kde and reloading Upon reloading there were multiple upgrades available. I marked all upgrades and applied them.
On the first machine I can't verify when the problem came about as I may have installed packages and may have made multiple changes to the system.
On machine two both symbolic links worked fine, the only thing I did was implement the change to correct the error message synaptic was giving by changing kde4 to kde, reloading, marked all upgrades and applied.
On machine two I immediately checked to see if both symbolic links worked as before, both did not.
I understand one symbolic link was created as root user and this is not the proper way to accomplish this..
The other symbolic link was created as user and I believe I did it properly.
I hope I have given all needed information but if not this will be my last post regarding this matter with no ill feelings
as I wish to bother you no more. I am not looking for any sympathy but I am close to retirement age and recently became disabled. I am in poor health and my thinking isn't as clear as it used to be, first your mind goes then...well you know the saying
One final question, how would I create a symbolic link to /home/msswanson/Pictures, (Pictures being a directory that was created in my home directory during PCLinuxOS install) from the command line that will open on whatever desktop I am currently on?
Thanks for your time Neal