[kde-linux] How did new install pickup old settings?

Anne Wilson cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk
Sun Mar 12 10:27:39 UTC 2006

On Saturday 11 March 2006 23:49, Larry Alkoff wrote:
> I recently did a new install of Slackware Linux to 10.2
> which runs KDE 3.4 instead of 3.3.
> Only my /home partition was the same but before, the install, I made
> sure to change the name (while X not running) of ~/.kde/ to ~/.kde.mar8
>   and ~/.kderc to ~/.kderc.mar8.
> in order to have a nice clean install.
> Imagine my surprise when the first time KDE ran, all my settings and
> icons from KDE 3.3 re-appeared!
> Does KDE have the ability to search out configuration files with changed
> names and create duplicates with the proper names?

I had a similar experience when installing Fedora Core 4 on a box that had 
previously run Mandriva 2005.  Like you, I had renamed the .kde folder.  I'm 
curious, too.

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