> <snip> > > I am looking into this one, which fortunately I am still > able to replicate > on the older machine I mentioned earlier. Something > is messed up with the > XDG desktop paths; on my system "kde-config --userpath > desktop" returns > "/". Confirmed here. On my virtual machine running Trinity I get "/" for both root and normal user. On my 3.5.10 machine I get the correct location for the Desktop directory for both root and normal user. That probably confirms why the original desktop icons are missing. That bug probably exlains why a new .directory files is being created in the root level of the files system when I run as root, and why I receive the error message trying to create that same file when running as normal user.