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Old 09-23-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy A Gnome file config question and 1st post to unlock the full benefits of LQ account

After lurking and reading many posts for >20 years here is my first...

A new upgrade of my workstation to: Linux version 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64 ( (gcc version 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-3) (GCC) )
from a previous version, has left my (custom) panels and icons (Launchers) in Gnome missing and a default setup in its place. Anticipating this I saved (tar) my (including dot) files and can access them but i am not sure if or which files to copy into my new environs - directories: (Gnome panel 2.30.2).

A number of posts (and Gnome docs) have given .gconf/apps/panel or .gnome or .gnome2 as locations to modify. To test this I created a new right-hand side panel but can not find it in any of the above new system config files. In my old previous gnome/OS version, I found many of my apps in .gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers/ with names like hammer-00501b215b.desktop and there is a similar directory location in the new .gnome2... but none of its existing "foo-007b606688.desktop" references can be found on any of the panels.

How do i add old gnome apps in .gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers/ to the new directory of same name(if it is the right place and the files are the right oes to copy) and get them to show on the right (x-right) panel?


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Old 09-23-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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This suggests .gconf/apps/panel/
Old 09-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #3
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Gnome file config question ....

Thxs - you are right but while bringing .gconf/ and others (eg., .gnome-desktop/, comparing old and new) back from archived backup I found that sys-admins pointed my ID account to wrong (old but similar) home directory on different server.

So never mind... Should have seen this 2 days ago.



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