Accident, deleted .config

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Mon May 16 19:20:57 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 19:18 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Mon, 16 May 2011 13:09:03 -0400, BG wrote:
> >         I managed to delete .config which takes out a large group of
> >         directories. I can boot the computer but can't run X.
> Why not?
> >         I am about to re-install F-14 out of desperation unless someone
> >         knows a way to repair the damage. It will be a few weeks before
> >         F-15  will be available and I would like to keep that computer
> >         working until then.
> > 
> >         Any suggestion, what to do next?
> Boot into a non-X run-level, create a fresh user account, use that
> one. It will start with an empty ~/.config/ btw.
> Reinstalling F-14 would not "repair the damage", because it wouldn't
> touch your user's ~/.config. Repairing the broken account would need to
> start with finding out what error you get.

One thing you can do is copy all the non GNOME system files you had in
your old directory into the new home directory and use this new user
account until F15 arrives.
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Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at

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