installing hoary...

scott chevalley avalon at
Fri Mar 25 19:04:58 UTC 2005

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop that previously was using various Mandrake 
distributions.  I decided to try Ubuntu hoary on it and the install went 
fine, once I had a good install cd.  I kept the /home partition and 
mounted that under hoary, but when I log in to Gnome I get an error that 
gconfd can't write to the database.  I've deleted the .gconf and .gconfd 
folders and it still doesn't work.  I've verified the permissions on the 
folder and chowned it to the right ubuntu user, since the user ids were 
different between mandrake and ubuntu.  If I delete the afore mentioned 
folders, they do get recreated when I log back in, but it doesn't create 
any of the subfolder in .gconfd and gives me the error.

Anybody have any idea of what i can delete to make this work?  I did 
install kubuntu-desktop and KDE 3.4 works find for the most part.

Thanks for any help you can provide.


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