Help - my root desktop has forgotten it's settings but my standard user login (non root) hasn't. I run 10.2 and have been tinkering with Xorg.conf (both manually and through xorgconfig) - following Dugan Chens advice from http://www.vcn.bc.ca/~dugan/setting-up-slackware.html
. I have been trying to get my ATI Xpert98 vid card to direct render as in the section "Setting Up X" but gave up. I am not critising his instructions but I am a completet novice with Linux ! I then moved on to "Adding Truetype Fonts" and dloaded the freetype-2.1.10-i486-1arf.tgz package and installed with Kpackage. After some fishing around in KDE I figured some sort of build/compile/manual setup was needed and searched for scripts/bins in the file list of the tgz. Then when logging in as root then running startx the desktop was altered - icons larger, panel lost its transperency, new large hover bubble appeared over the K stat button etc - these are not program errors buts different desktop appearance to my much loved settings. Logging in as my standard test user (no special rights) then starting X returned my desktop to my preferences. As you can tell I'm a total novice to Nix (although accomplished with Win) but I'm struggling up the learning curve and determined to get it coined. Any advice is welcome.