Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-05-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: London
Distribution: Formerly Various Linux Distros, Now Fixed on Fedora 32
Posts: 189

Rep: Reputation: 30
How do I reset Gnome (in Fedora) ?

Hello all,

I have just upgraded from FC2 to FC3. I have a separate /home partition so I didn't have to worry about losing any of my data which is "a Good Thing" (TM).

However all my configuration settings also seem to be maintained which is (mostly) "an OK Thing" (TM).

Unfortunately this includes all the Gnome settings. This means that now, whenever I log into my normal user account all the panel stuff seems to be scattered all over the place. I don't even have a Main Menu button or an Application Button in the panel. This is "a very very Bad Thing" (TM)

If I create a new user (eg "Fred") he gets a lovely (sensible) gnome layout to the screen with all the right buttons in all the right places. I could delete my user account and create it again but then I would lose all the data (and it would kind of defeat the object of having a /home partition).

How do I reset the Gnome settings back to what they would be for a new user?


Old 03-05-2005, 02:02 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: London
Distribution: Formerly Various Linux Distros, Now Fixed on Fedora 32
Posts: 189

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
OK Chaps!

I think I've solved this.

I just deleted everything in my /home/username/.gconf/ directory and Hey Presto! - At least I think it's worked.I hope I haven't done any damage. Everything seems to be as it would be for a new user.

Old 03-05-2005, 06:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,545

Rep: Reputation: 57
Shouldn't have done too much damage, depends on what you wanted. .gconf contains all your app settings, if you aren't particularly bothered with clicking Edit > Preferences to set all your apps up again how you like them then you'll be fine


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gnome 2.6 and Slackware 10: Desktop icons disappeared and background has to be reset towarzysz Slackware 5 07-20-2005 11:39 AM
Reset gnome theme. aje Linux - Software 0 05-14-2005 02:10 PM
How to reset admin username and password in fedora 3 Shanahan Linux - Newbie 5 05-11-2005 02:49 PM
question: why does fedora core reset certain permissions? ravalox Linux - Software 2 04-08-2005 01:58 PM
How to reset gnome panel? stefane321 Linux - Software 3 12-14-2004 10:48 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:33 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration