[kde-linux] Time to switch to gnome? (SOLVED)
linxt at comcast.net
Mon Aug 15 23:23:40 UTC 2005
On Saturday 13 August 2005 23:57, John Hunt wrote:
> On Saturday 13 Aug 2005 23:03, Thomas Taylor wrote:
> > Previously I had done a full
> > install but with the /home partition unformatted to save the information.
> That may be the cause of your problems. Before you reinstall everything, I
> would try renaming your .kde directory to .kde-save (from a console, not
> from within kde!) to make kde start fresh. If that solves the problem,
> copy the config files that you actually need, plus your bookmarks,
> from .kde-save to the corresponding place in .kde. I normally rename
> Desktop too. (Perhaps should also rename .kderc?)
> Another good test (as recommended by someone else in this thread) is to
> create a new user on the system, and test if that account works properly.
Thanks to those with positive suggestions (JRT, Gabriel, John, Eike). All the
suggestions either had or have been tried but did not improve the situation.
I only found the solution after re-installing FC4 and consequently kde as
fresh installs (after saving /home/tom). After rebooting and getting root
account back to where I wanted, I started account "tom" up and went into X
(kde). Printing worked just the way it's supposed to.
THEN I reloaded all my personal files ONLY, not any of the directories
including /.kde. I also deleted the .kderc file. DAM*, back to the printing
So a careful perusal of all the personal files found one called .lpoptions
which called the enscript filter for a postscript filter. Deleting that file
eliminated the problem. Don't know how it got there.
I do think however, that this file should be under the /.kde directory since
it only seems to affect kde, not gnome when I was testing.
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