[kde-linux] Possibility of problems when copying files over?
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Jan 24 19:21:47 UTC 2008
Anne Wilson wrote:
> I'm getting a bit worried about this laptop, as it seems to have a few
> problems not seen on any other computers on the LAN. For instance, if I log
> out > End Session it freezes on a blank screen.
> The laptop has had a hard-drive replacement. Before it went back to the
> manufacturer I made a backup of all data and config files. All my .kde
> folder was copied back. The old drive had Mandriva 2007.1 and the new one
> has Mandriva 2008. Does anyone know whether there have been any significant
> changes that would cause problems if the old config file is being used?
In theory, old configuration files should get updated automatically. So
much for theory. :-)
The first question is how you made the back up. If you simply made a
copy, you should have used the command:
both to save and to restore. If you didn't, you may have screwed up
Unless your system administrator wants things otherwise try this:
Open a Konsole and:
chown -R <user>:<group> *
where 'user' and 'group' would normally be your user account name.
This will set the ownership of all files to the correct ownership.
See if that helps.
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