KDE messed up on update from Hardy to Jaunty

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Mon Jun 8 15:05:56 BST 2009

Bas Roufs wrote:
> See below.
> 2009/6/8 Donn <donn.ingle at gmail.com <mailto:donn.ingle at gmail.com>>
>     On Monday, 08 June 2009 10:11:10 Lisi Reisz wrote:
>      > Someone whose computer I administer has updated directly from
>     Hardy to
>      > Jaunty.   He now cannot log-on to KDE
>     There was some noise about this on the list earlier. I think it's a
>     matter of
>     renaming the ~/.kde directory to ~/.kdeold and then re-boot. KDE 4
>     should now
>     make ~/.kde again and you get to then merge stuff like email info
>     (etc.) one by
>     one back from .kdeold -- It's all about letting KDE 4 have it's own
>     fresh
>     configuration.
> I agree with Don, but want to add just one thing. I advise to use 
> 'midnight commander' to rename  the ~/.kde directory to ~/.kdeold - 
> simply in order to avoid mistakes - it is a bit tricky anyway. 

Bas, actually mc does a good job on this but any other user preferred 
way will work, just as well.

If this rename approach fails, I would remove "anything KDE", restart X 
and then reinstall "anything KDE 4".

Kind regards

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