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Old 09-15-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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Accidental removal of .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd

I accidentally removed the following files(luckily I was able to discover that in .bash_history)

rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd

Now when I load my regular user it doesnt load my desktop.When I load up root it does.Then I am able to logout from root and go back into regular_user with a desktop.
Can you let me know what should be configured to sort this out.
Old 09-15-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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I would suggest you to recreate your gnome files by creating a new user and copying the related files back to your original account.
Old 09-15-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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Good Idea.Files are hidden but i found them.Not sure if just
mv newuser.gconf .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd /root/home/olduser will do the trick though. Ist it supposed to contain my previous dsktop.\

Just did it.Thread can be marked as solved.

Last edited by dann_radkov; 09-15-2011 at 02:07 PM. Reason: Problem solved


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