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Old 02-03-2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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Restting ubuntu


my ubuntu 9.10 works fine. i play around with it and its all fine . but i want to start it over from a fresh new start ans if it was the first day i had ubuntu. how do i do this?

also note i have already tried "rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity"

and either i am doing it wrong or it does not work. i really want to start my ubuntu over again from the begining without having to reinstall
 
Old 02-03-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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It might help if you said exactly what you are trying to restore to default, is it just a user account? Or something else? If you are looking to put Ubuntu fully back to initial settings on everything then you are likely to be looking at a reinstall if you have been messing around with the settings, a reinstall in that scenario would be a lot quicker.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 12:21 AM   #3
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remove everything from home directory

another solution might be , removing everything that is available in the home directory. every hidden files and folders...everything except your documents..
 
Old 02-04-2010, 12:59 AM   #4
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another solution might be , removing everything that is available in the home directory. every hidden files and folders...everything except your documents..
An easier and safer alternative would be to rename the existing /home/<user name> directory and create a new one with the same name, ownerships and permissions.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 10:02 AM   #5
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It might help if you said exactly what you are trying to restore to default, is it just a user account? Or something else? If you are looking to put Ubuntu fully back to initial settings on everything then you are likely to be looking at a reinstall if you have been messing around with the settings, a reinstall in that scenario would be a lot quicker.
i want to put Ubuntu fully back to initial settings on everything without reinstalling
 
  


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