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Old 09-25-2003, 08:30 AM   #1
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RedHat 7.2 KControl Problem


Hi!

I'm a newbie to Linux and to this group as well.

I have a query. After I created a user for RedHat 7.2 in KDE mode, I deleted a file named desktop from the desktop thinking it's just any other shortcut as Windows. Now the KControl doesn't show anything for the user. There are 3 desktops which are no longer different after the deletion of that file.

I guess these problems can be solved once I get that desktop file. But the question is how do I do it, where to find that file.

I hope somebody 'll bail me out of this as I really want to customize the Linux through KControl.

Thanx,
vj
 
Old 09-25-2003, 10:22 AM   #2
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"But the question is how do I do it, where to find that file."

KDE will recreate the desktop for you if you do this:

log in as root
delete /home/user/.kde ( may be /home/user/.kde3)
log in as user
 
Old 09-25-2003, 01:30 PM   #3
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delte and then login?

Will that not delete all the other files, mails and settings for the user?

vj
 
Old 09-25-2003, 03:42 PM   #4
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"Will that not delete all the other files, mails and settings for the user?"

Deleting /home/user/.kde will delete all of the KDE settings (some of which you have lost already). It will not delete the other files, mails, and user data files.

Note: I am talking about deleting the directory called /home/user/.kde

I am not talking about deleting /home/user or /home
 
Old 09-25-2003, 11:09 PM   #5
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Thanks Steve. I got it. I might probably fix it.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 11:41 PM   #6
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As this thread has more replies, I'll leave it open. As noted in your other thread, please do not post your question in more than 1 forum. If you find it is in an inappropriate forum, contact the Moderator(s) of that forum and request for them to move it accordingly for you.

Thank You!
 
Old 09-26-2003, 11:38 AM   #7
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Steve: Thanks a zillion. I got my KControl back. I renamed the old KDE and copied my settings from there.

Master C: Advice noted moderator. But thanks for the URLs in your signature. I guess they'll be of immense help.
 
  


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