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    Default How do I start again from a fresh KDE setup

    After upgrading from oss 13.2 I feel like to start a fresh KDE as there are bugs here and there atm.

    Or if there is some KDE cache I can try to get rid of first?
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    Default Re: How do I start again from a fresh KDE setup

    Here's what I do, when I want to start over with the desktop.

    First, I logout, and then login to Icewm. It's best not to be logged into the desktop that I am starting over.

    Next:
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    mkdir OLD
    -- that's where I am going to save the old stuff in case I change my mind.

    I then do:
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    ls -d .??*
    That gives a list of potential configuration files and directories.

    The idea is to move those to OLD. I don't move all of them. I do move ".config", ".local", ".kde4", ".adobe", ".macromedia".

    I do not move ".xsession*", and I do not move ".Xauthority". I also do not move ".mozilla" since I want to keep firefox settings. And I do not move shell startup files.

    When done, I logout from Icewm, and login to my usual desktop (KDE/Plasma 5) for a fresh start.

    I can later examine what is in OLD, to see what I should rescue. I want to rescue konqueror bookmarks, maybe kwallet content, akregator database and perhaps a few others. I do the rescuing again from Icewm.

    A month or two later, I "rm -rf OLD" because I am satisfied.
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    Default AW: How do I start again from a fresh KDE setup

    Quote Originally Posted by bonedriven View Post
    ... Or if there is some KDE cache I can try to get rid of first?
    In addition to what nrickert described i usually delete /tmp and /var/tmp as well (before doing so, you should close down any services like databases !) and then restart my system to log into KDE again.

    Best regards

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    Default Re: AW: How do I start again from a fresh KDE setup

    Quote Originally Posted by susejunky View Post
    In addition to what nrickert described i usually delete /tmp and /var/tmp as well (before doing so, you should close down any services like databases !) and then restart my system to log into KDE again.

    Best regards

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    Default Re: How do I start again from a fresh KDE setup

    Thank you all for the great tips. So it seems deleting .kde or .kde4 was not supposed to work now. No wonder.

    I'll follow your instructions.
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    Default AW: Re: AW: How do I start again from a fresh KDE setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser_Bell View Post
    ... a better suggestion would be to shut down, then boot to runlevel 3 and log into a root console to clear those directories, then reboot normally.
    Yes, that's true indeed.

    Nevertheless it might be a good idea to check whether any servers (database, email, ...) are already up in runlevel 3 and to stop them individually. On my system mariadb is already up in runlevel 3 but i'm not sure whether it keeps temporary files in /tmp or /var/tmp.

    Best regards

    susejunky

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