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Old 12-13-2004, 06:04 PM   #1
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Completely hosed my kde user profile


I am running FC3 primarily with Fluxbox, but I also use Gnome and KDE every once in a while. I have completely hosed my KDE user profile to the point that it will not launch. the system runs fine under gnome or flux or xfce. KDE will run if logged on as a different user than me, but as me... KDE is dead.

Any easy ways to reinstall all of KDE? or to blow away my personal KDE profile and rebuild it from scratch?
 
Old 12-13-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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Re: Completely hosed my kde user profile

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I am running FC3 primarily with Fluxbox, but I also use Gnome and KDE every once in a while. I have completely hosed my KDE user profile to the point that it will not launch. the system runs fine under gnome or flux or xfce. KDE will run if logged on as a different user than me, but as me... KDE is dead.

Any easy ways to reinstall all of KDE? or to blow away my personal KDE profile and rebuild it from scratch?
The specific error that I am getting is "could not start ksmserver. check your installation."

What I really want to do is just start with brand new KDE profile and build from there.

Thanks in advance.

Jim
 
Old 12-14-2004, 08:51 AM   #3
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:17 AM   #4
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I solved my stupid problem by blowing away the entire home/jdier/.kde directory while logged in as root. Log out, log in, only thing I lost was the eye candy stuff. No big deal.
 
  


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