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    enough is enough

    i did a clean install last night and i am resolving to do my best not to hose my system anymore, or, if i do decide to do something that might screw it up, i will at least read the instructions beforehand. (i think i can keep this up at least until tomorrow. any bets?)

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    Re: enough is enough

    Quote Originally Posted by fuscia View Post
    i did a clean install last night and i am resolving to do my best not to hose my system anymore, or, if i do decide to do something that might screw it up, i will at least read the instructions beforehand. (i think i can keep this up at least until tomorrow. any bets?)
    I have had to reinstall once due to a hard drive going dead, luckily maxtor is covering it free of charge. I can tell that after I did the reinstall and started editing files, I ALWAYS first create a backup of that file and I also am keeping a running tab of what files I always change just so that I know and remember what I did to get something working so I can possibly help others and obviously so I can repeat what I did if I need to. Hopefully I won't need to as I am going to be backing up my system very soon. Just need to find the best solution.

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    Re: enough is enough

    Good on you, fuscia.



    (You'll last a week, tops. =p)

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    Re: enough is enough

    Quote Originally Posted by detgar View Post
    (You'll last a week, tops. =p)
    that might be a bit optomistic, but thanks for the encouragement.

    dannyboy, you describe a most practical procedure. hopefully, that thought will be in the back of my mind the next time i start screwing around.

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    Re: enough is enough

    Quote Originally Posted by fuscia View Post
    i did a clean install last night and i am resolving to do my best not to hose my system anymore, or, if i do decide to do something that might screw it up, i will at least read the instructions beforehand. (i think i can keep this up at least until tomorrow. any bets?)
    how did you screw it up this time to make you need to reinstall?

    make your home directory as large as possible and put all necessary files in there.

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    Re: enough is enough

    What did you do?

    I haven't reinstalled in months, I'm pleased to say.

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    Re: enough is enough

    Come on, fuscia, just do a
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    sudo rm -rf *
    in the terminal...

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    Re: enough is enough

    that's the bad part: i don't remember what i did. part of it was using gtk-chtheme in openbox (which messes up the theme thing in gnome) and then using kde theming for gtk apps in kubuntu. when i used them in gnome, they still had the kde theming even after i had dumped kubuntu and gotten rid of its files. i had just installed last week, for some other reason, so it was no big loss to get a fresh install.

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    Re: enough is enough

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Illidan View Post
    Come on, fuscia, just do a
    Code:
    sudo rm -rf *
    in the terminal...
    what's that do?

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    Re: enough is enough

    So your love affair with KDE is over then?

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