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Re: [K12OSN] a single user's hosed desktop



Also try deleting the files in /tmp owned by that user.  Or if she is not logged in delete everything in /tmp and reboot.  I've fixed gnome more than once with this trick.

On 6/8/07, David Whitmer <thewhitmers gmail com> wrote:
Maybe try deleting the ".kde" directory from her home directory (after
making a backup of course).  KDE should recreate it from defaults the
next time she logs in.

David Whitmer

On 6/8/07, Huck < dhuckaby paasda org> wrote:
> or you just backup the DATA that she needs...and delete the use and
> recreate the user.
>
> then restore the DATA
>
> --Huck
>
> Carl Keil wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > ck
> >
> >
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