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morehands
February 10th, 2009, 10:59 PM
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?

jimv
February 11th, 2009, 12:08 AM
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

lisati
February 11th, 2009, 12:10 AM
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.

punong_bisyonaryo
April 17th, 2009, 02:53 AM
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.

vfrdude04
April 17th, 2010, 09:19 AM
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/2007/02/14/how-to-reset-ubuntugnome-settings-to-defaults-without-re-installing/

vfrdude04
April 17th, 2010, 09:27 AM
Sorry, I thought it said April 16, 2010. This is an old thread, didn't mean to get it started again.