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Weird WM troubles? Delete that folder!

Posted 07-09-2017 at 08:19 PM by zapwai

Today was at least the second time that I've removed a folder in my home directory, such as .kde, to fix my issue. The first time was probably six years ago in Mandriva. Somehow I forget to even try this. If I'm looking through log files and can't find the issue, and the OS is otherwise fine, especially if another WM does work, this should be an obvious step to try.

Of course it's wiser to move it, that way you can just copy over some of your old settings.
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    I had to do the same thing today in a VM of Solus.

    When I first installed it, I tried to use the Firefox Sync and it did not work heaven knows why Mozilla didn't like me that day. Today, I deleted the ~/.mozilla directory, thanks to your blog post, restarted Firefox, and was able to use the sync.
    Posted 07-09-2017 at 11:26 PM by frankbell frankbell is offline
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    Originally Posted by frankbell View Comment
    I had to do the same thing today in a VM of Solus.

    When I first installed it, I tried to use the Firefox Sync and it did not work heaven knows why Mozilla didn't like me that day. Today, I deleted the ~/.mozilla directory, thanks to your blog post, restarted Firefox, and was able to use the sync.
    Solus looks like a cool distro! I like the slim black look, I used to use Crunchbang on my laptop.

    And whenever I delete these desktop environment config folders, it's always because someone suggested it. After it inevitably works... "Why didn't I think of that?"
    Posted 07-10-2017 at 01:05 AM by zapwai zapwai is offline
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    And whenever I delete these desktop environment config folders, it's always because someone suggested it.
    I could have said the same thing regarding your blog post.

    Solus is a nice piece of work. I decided to take a look at it because I was impressed at how the maintainer comports himself on the Late Night Linux podcast.

    He wrote the default desktop, which is called Budgie, and works nicely. The OS itself is (yet another) Ubuntu derivative, but easily one of the better ones. Update: On a second look, Solus may not be Ubuntu-based. It doesn't use apt; it uses YAML packaging, which I've not heard of before. I'll have to look into it more deeply, even though it is built somewhat on Gnome.

    It won't lure me away from Slackware, but I've enjoyed getting to know it.
    Posted 07-10-2017 at 08:32 PM by frankbell frankbell is offline
    Updated 07-10-2017 at 09:20 PM by frankbell
 

  



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