desktop comfigure issue??
yuanlux at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 00:02:46 UTC 2008
On Feb 19, 2008 10:20 AM, Khoa Ton <khoa at puresynergy.com> wrote:
> 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
> Since .gnome and similar directories most likely store desktop information,
> I would not move my old one to replace the new one, since doing so might
> get me back to the desktop problems I tried to get rid of.
> Aaron Konstam's suggestion of using taring up old home directory and using
> tar -k to copy to new clean home directory and keeping any existing files
> (like .gnome dir created by desktop manager for new user) seems like
> the way to go.
Thanks a lot, I also found a shorcut.
Since Fedora 7, there is a file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs control some
environment. I changed a line in this file from
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/" => XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"
things are back to normal look
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