Resetting to default gnome setup
kam.leo at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 02:46:00 UTC 2007
On 9/22/07, Colin Paul Adams <colin at colina.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> >>>>> "Tim" == Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> writes:
> Tim> On Sat, 2007-09-22 at 08:52 +0100, Colin Paul Adams wrote:
> >> My GNOME desktop, panels, menus etc. are in a real mess.
> >> What I would like to do is get back to a new user's layout. Is
> >> there any easy way to do this? If not, what is the difficult
> >> way?
> Tim> You probably want to look through your ~/.gconf* and
> Tim> ~/.gnome* directories.
> Tim> Log out, and then log in to a text-only console rather than
> Tim> graphically. Now you can work on them without fighting
> Tim> against Gnome. e.g. rename the parent directories, and then
> Tim> log in again, as a brute force method.
> Thanks Tim.
> I deleted them all as I don't use Evolution, and wasn't really
> concerned about any other settings.
> Now it all seems quite reasonable EXCEPT As well as Icons for
> Computer, Wastebasket and colin's Home on the desktop, I have an icon
> for every file and directory in my home directory (except for hidden
> Is this supposed to happen? I want to turn it off if I can.
> Colin Adams
> Preston Lancashire
If Gnome is really buggered-up just delete the entire .gnome directory.
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