I messed up with some .h files some days ago and since then I have strange issues with my Linux Mint 17.

I cannot open my Trash, I get an error saying something like "sorry could not display all the contents of trash /// operation not supported". If I try to open Computer, I get a similar "not supported" error.

Moreover, I can't change the theme (it ignores every time I select a theme) nor the image of some icons, folders... I also lack things that I assume that should come by defect, e.g. I cannot access to the Chat Room in the Welcome Screen.

I have done quite a lot of search of these problems, but none of the solutions worked for me. I am of course ready to share the output of any command

  • What desktop environment are you using? KDE/Xfce/...? WHat happens if you create a new user and log in using this account? You might consider the quick and dirty way: Backup your files, delete your account (and the home directory of it), recreate your account and try again. Be sure to backup first! When reinstalling the backup be sure to leave out the config files that might have caused the problems... Anyway, backup first! – max.haredoom Mar 11 '15 at 18:55
  • How do I know which is my desktop environment? (I think it is Cinnamon and I am quite sure it is not Xfce) – Octania Mar 12 '15 at 11:16
  • In any case, I want to avoid the 'start-from-scratch' solution because I have some programs I need that took long to download and compile, not to mention the problems I had to get the NVIDIA card in use instead of low resolution X. Right now, I don't have major problems and I can open the programs I need. I guess I can live with a boring desktop – Octania Mar 12 '15 at 11:32

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