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Old 02-17-2015, 02:45 AM   #1
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Problems with Debian 7.8.0


I have installed Debian 7.8.0 on my desktop machine, copying /home
from my laptop. I have two problems so far (both related I
believe).
The screen sizes are different, so the icons on the desktop
are not where I want them. Unlocking widgets nolonger gives
any options for the icons, nor will KDE let me move them.
Second, I want to delete battery status icon from next to the
clock, but it won't let me.
 
Old 02-17-2015, 04:26 PM   #2
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DO NOT!!!!!!
copy over any of the "dot" files
the x11 and gnome/KDE and ".config" folder settings will not work on different hardware

and NONE of the laptop KDE settings will transfer over


delete EVERY!!! "dot" folder and file on that user home folder

and reboot

then manually edit files using Kate
or
just use the program to edit there config files
 
Old 02-17-2015, 10:55 PM   #3
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heavy handed

OK, I did not do as you said. Some DOT files are needed: icedove, mozilla, skype...
I removed .kde and .local - - - and rebuilt the desktop.

HOW do I create an icon on the desktop (that is not in menus)? I used to be
able able to right-click and "create new icon"
 
Old 02-18-2015, 09:46 PM   #4
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I take it you are looking for 'main menu', from where you can add a new icon.
'main menu' should be in the gui applications in deb, from the likes of mint search for same and go from there.

.whatever files in your home (home/bebob) tend to contain 'configuration' files, or those peculiar to that set up, so will confuse those that were there on the install. You are transfering hidden 'configeration' files from one set up to a new one that has its own.

Fred.
 
Old 02-18-2015, 09:57 PM   #5
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No, that's not helpful. What I want to know is how to create an
icon on the desktop from some something that is not the main menus.
EG an ison to run an app that is not in the menus, so I need to
specify home directory, command to run, and select an icon.
I am sure there is a way other than using an editor.
 
Old 02-21-2015, 08:50 PM   #6
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'Main Menu' does just that, you move the command elsewhere after. But since you have copied one set of home files over another a pre-existing set of files like:
.config
.local
.bashrc
.kde

which prevails?
 
  


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