Curious experience with Maverick/Natty/home directory

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sat Jul 9 04:46:12 UTC 2011

On 09/07/11 14:04, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-07-08 at 18:53 -0700, MR ZenWiz wrote:
>> I'm just wondering what kind of gross environment muck-up could cause
>> that kind of havoc - which control/config files in my home directory
>> could make so much trouble and disable so many things.
> That's why I made the comment to not just slam your old config files
> back. My past experience has been fraught with peril doing that. Nor am
> I propellerhead enough to know just what goes on with the package
> changes and their config files when they are upgraded... so it just
> scares me silly. I run a clean install each time, because of this
> phenomena. And I let it "soak" for awhile (heh heh), smoke a leetle
> cigar, and look for what seems so objectionable that I cannot bear it,
> before I go about fixing it back to suit my personal preferences.
> IMHO, like sex, you have to romance it a bit, and not just dive in. God
> only knows which old config file will work on the next go-round, ya
> know? But, at the rate things go around here, I'd expect all sorts of
> changes to be afoot, and be verwy verwy careful, hehhehhehhehhehheh.
> It's a wascully wabbit. Just look at Unity. Need I say more?? Just wait
> until they replace X11. I pray there will not be a KDE5 any time
> soon. :) Ric

KDE4.7 is already at the RC1 stage I believe.


God must love crazy people. He keeps making so many of them.

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