[K12OSN] a single user's hosed desktop

Carl Keil carl at snarlnet.com
Fri Jun 8 18:51:45 UTC 2007

Hi Folks,

I have one user who's "desktop" settings are completely hosed.  Her 
applications menus are gone, some of her applications won't launch when 
they will for other users, even her terminal (which only I use in her 
account, for troubleshooting) is acting really strange.  I can't 
describe the terminal problems too well.  Strange characters when I 
type, can't backspace, can't copy and/or paste., etc.  She's my one user 
who insists on using KDE btw. 

My question, is there anyway to wholesale restore her defaults?  This 
person is the main user of the thin clients, she has a ton of work, 
bookmarks, etc.  I can't lose any of that stuff.  I do have backups in 
case something goes wrong.  I'm thinking of just creating a new user 
account for her and moving her files over, but it will be hard to get 
all her preferences, etc.

This is K12LTSP 5, in a household environment.

Thanks for any ideas.


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