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

Larry Alkoff labradley at mindspring.com
Tue Mar 14 04:10:05 UTC 2006

Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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.
> Anne
Perhaps it's picking something in /usr/local but I have not found it yet.

Larry Alkoff N2LA - Austin TX
Using Thunderbird on Slackware Linux

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