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due to perpetual Mandriva worsening by the day I have recently took the plunge into Ubuntu. So far it seems perfect for me, my hardware is supported, I am getting a very pleasant desktop experience from it (so to say, the situation has reversed from 3 years ago when Mandriva 2008 was the better choice over the Ubuntu of those times).
However, it did not occur to me that Kbuntu was the KDE version.. so I am now running Gnome Ubuntu. And hey, it is a nice Mac replica - I would like to stay on Gnome!
But! although I have mounted the old /home partition right onto its former /dev/sda5, Ubuntu Gnome would not allow me to log in with former Mandriva KDE user. The /home/my_old_user folder is still there...
Any way to keep my old KDE user in new distro on Gnome ? I am just guessing this would be the reason why Gnome does not see it - the old user account (because it comes from a KDE environment). Or ?
EDIT: I am now on kubuntu, and still can not access the old user account. How come ?
Did you actually create the user on the new install, or did you just copy the home directory? You'll need to actually create the account if you want to log in, and make sure that the permissions on that user's home directory are correct.
ok, so, log into the newly created account (named 'temp'), recreate from there another account (named 'exctly_the_same_as_the_one_I_am_after') and Linux will not overwrite anything and will just give me access to old account and all of its settings ?