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Old 12-21-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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reseting ubuntu


hi everyone, my question is how can I reset the whole program of ubuntu? what happened is that I dont know what I did but almost all of my icons disappeared........ and I wanna reset everything since the beggining. thank you for your help.....
 
Old 12-21-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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Do you mean like do a re install?
 
Old 12-21-2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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yes kinda like that......
 
Old 12-21-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
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what should do I do?
 
Old 12-21-2012, 06:23 PM   #5
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Well, if you don't know what you did we certainly don't! Were you trying to make some changes? What were they? If you don't have any idea then a reinstall of the entire operating system would probably be the simplest. When you are doing something new it is always best to keep notes of the steps you are taking so you can go back and review/reverse them or have useful information to ask for help.

If this is a new install, why not just reinstall it the way you previously did, with the CD/DVD or whatever?
I've found that in most instances, you will get warning or error messages when you do something unexpected. Details are important when asking for help.

Just reviewing your post, you refer to Ubuntu as a program. Did you install it inside a windows partition with the wubi installer?
 
Old 12-21-2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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My vote goes for a fresh re install too. Unless you could tell us what changes you did that cause your desktop to misbehave.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 08:46 AM   #7
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...and I wanna reset everything...
Logout to the GUI login manager.
Ctrl+Alt+F1 and login as your usual self.
Code:
mv ~/.config ~/.config.org
mv ~/.gconf ~/.gconf.org
exit
Ctrl+Alt+F7 and login. New, reset Desktop.

Next time, MAKE BACKUPS before you edit. Easiest "fix" ever.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 11:36 PM   #8
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and try to remember what you did last time, and do not repeat it!
 
  


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