I have /home on a seperate partition, and recently reinstalled linux again. What I didn't remember to do, is to delete all the hidden files from my home folder, so sometimes some old config files from /home are in use, instead of /home/username, which I this time created.
I was wondering about the directory structure of /home. I am the only user on this computer, and at my house. Do I still need a /home/username, or can I live with just having a /home?
The reason I ask, is because I noticed that after my reinstall, that /home, and /home/username have many of the same files in it, such as .xmms, .icons, .fluxbox and so on, is this normal? It would seem a bit overkill.
I guess I never told the os what my home folder was apart from fstab, because I think it was using the .Xauthority file from /home, and not from /home/username. Do I need to tell it where my home is, so that it doesn't write files into the wrong directory, or should I just go with /home?
I apologize if reading this is a bit tedious