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    Factory reset equivalent? complete reset wanted

    I have always wanted to be able to press a button to reset all drivers, settings, configuration files and other things when i am having problems i just cant fix!

    does this exist or do i have to do a complete re-install?

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    Re: Factory reset equivalent? complete reset wanted

    Sadly, there is no reset. You must reinstall.

    Something I do to save myself time with this is using a program called Partimage to create an image file of my Ubuntu partition, which I then restore when I mess something up. It takes about 7-8 minutes to do a restore that way.

    The main Partimage site is here: http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page

    And you can download a bootable CD with Partimage on it from here: http://ping.windowsdream.com
    Last edited by jimv; February 11th, 2009 at 12:11 AM.

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    Re: Factory reset equivalent? complete reset wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by jimv View Post
    Sadly, there is no reset. You must reinstall.
    I agree: short of making a full backup when your system is working how you like it, and restoring it as required, sometimes it's easier - if somewhat time consuming - to do a fresh install.
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    Re: Factory reset equivalent? complete reset wanted

    How about a master reset for at least GNOME? Is there a way? I'm having some problems after upgrading to Intrepid. I was thinking maybe it was caused by old Hardy configurations or something.

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    Talking Re: Factory reset equivalent? complete reset wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by punong_bisyonaryo View Post
    How about a master reset for at least GNOME? Is there a way? I'm having some problems after upgrading to Intrepid. I was thinking maybe it was caused by old Hardy configurations or something.
    I was having a problem with my "Close and Minimize" bar disappearing. Try this article, I haven't personally tried it, but it has all positive reviews.

    http://linuxfud.wordpress.com/2007/0...re-installing/

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    Re: Factory reset equivalent? complete reset wanted

    Sorry, I thought it said April 16, 2010. This is an old thread, didn't mean to get it started again.

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