Nautilus loses history

rikona rikona at sonic.net
Sat Nov 5 06:21:54 UTC 2016


Hello Nils,

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 11:01:59 PM, Nils wrote:

> rikona wrote:
>> Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 8:00:56 AM, Nils wrote:
>> > Sure KDE applications may not be well tested running with the Gnome
>> > desktop and they may not look nice,
>> 
>> They are not bad at all with the default Ubuntu install *before* the
>> full desktop install.
>> 
>> > but they shouldn't mangle the behaviour of Gnome applications (and
>> > vice versa).
>> 
>> Agreed. How can I fix this?

> I would suggest to uninstall kubuntu-desktop. Then run the command
> sudo apt-get autoremove

> which should uninstall all the packages which were not installed
> before. However that may not be the end of the story because it only
> clears the system from the possibly infringing package. There may be
> additional config files now in your $HOME/.config or $HOME/.local
> folders which cause the problem, but I can't tell you which file it
> is. 

I did the above, but it did not stop any of the problems I still see.
It didn't uninstall some KDE apps I had installed earlier, but it did
foul them up in multiple ways. BEFORE the desktop install, the KDE
apps were reasonably well behaved in Unity - now they're a mess. The
big problems are with the Ubuntu desktop. The kubuntu desktop install
REALLY messed it up!

AFTER doing the uninstall, I have a few NEW problems I didn't see
before - example - when I try to log on to another box via the LAN,
kwallet asks for my password, which I never gave to it, [and, kwallet
doesn't exist according to apt]. SO, without the password/wallet, I
can't log in to the other box!

I was checking re config files, and there seems to be hundreds of them
spread out all over the place. Some are probably associated with the
earlier KDE installs, but may have been modified by the desktop
install [like now asking for the wallet].

It's not clear how, or even if, this can be fixed. Is the best
approach to just do an Ubuntu reinstall from scratch?

If I do a reinstall WITHOUT doing a full format, will it see that I am
installing the same thing and keep the existing config files that may
be causing the problems?

I do have a recent backup of home, but if I restore that will that
just bring back the bad config files? One possibility that occurs to
me is to take off all the hidden files from the recent backup, restore
the rest of the data, and then place hidden files from an older backup
done before the desktop install. This might give me much of what I
had, with some work and history lost.

Another thought is, since the Ubuntu desktop is messed up, might it be
a good idea to reinstall THAT desktop and see if it might fix things?

What do you think is the best thing to do now?

I appreciate your help...

-- 

 rikona        




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