desktop comfigure issue??
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Mon Feb 18 14:42:59 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 12:03 +1100, Y Uanlux wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2008 10:01 AM, Khoa Ton <khoa at puresynergy.com> wrote:
> > Khoa Ton wrote:
> > > Y Uanlux wrote:
> > >> Hi
> > >> I am using gnome on Fedora 7 (updated to latest versions). One day I
> > >> incidentally deleted many file at my home dir /home/usr1 by a command
> > >> rm -rf *
> > >>
> > >> Of course most files, except some symbolic linked ones and hidden ones
> > >> (eg .jpilot etc), were remove. After rebooted, I put back some
> > >> settings. However, there is a desktop problem. Every thing created at
> > >> the home dir /home/usr1/ is put on desktop, making the desktop very
> > >> crowed. How to fix it?
> > >> Y
> > >
> > > What I did when my desktop got messed up and wanted to get back to
> > > the default was to create a new user and logged on at that user.
> > >
> > > At logon, the desktop manager creates all the desktop configuration
> > > files. Then, I renamed the new user's home directory to my old
> > > user's home and move my personal files over.
> > >
> Thanks for your alternative. I assume you move personal files (for
> example, .gnome etc) from the new home dir to the new one??
> > > I'm sure there are more elegant ways to do this, but this is the
> > > surest way to get back to the default desktop environment.
> I hope some one can offer an additional solution too.
> > >
> > > Good luck,
> > > Khoa
> > Oops, forgot to mention you'll have to chown the home directory
> > to your old user as well.
> > Khoa
The easiest way to do this is to tar up your home directory and then use
the -k option to untar it in the new directory, which installs only
files that don't already exist.
The difference between reality and unreality is that reality has so
little to recommend it. -- Allan Sherman
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net
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