KDE messed up on update from Hardy to Jaunty
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
> 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".
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