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Old 31st January 2009, 04:20 AM
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Preferences and appearance left over from Ubuntu

Hey guys, I'm a new Fedora user.

I just installed Fedora where my old Ubuntu partition used to be (formatted the partition appropriately first). I have my home directory on a separate partition, so I asked Fedora to mount it as /home. Since I made my username the same as it had been in Ubuntu, I have basically all the same home directory in Fedora as I did in Ubuntu. This is desirable and it makes my life easier for obvious reasons, but something happened that I didn't expect.

All the settings (desktop background, top and bottom panels, keyboard preferences, etc.) have transferred over to Fedora. That's okay except that they just don't work as well in Fedora, and I'm stuck with sort of an ugly window scheme etc. I know it wouldn't be too hard to change all this stuff back manually, but I was wondering if there was a way to change it back the Fedora default appearance. Like my deleting a folder in the home directory or something?

thanks to your help,
gentix
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Old 31st January 2009, 04:26 AM
Wayne
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Change the theme in System > Preferences > Look & Feel

Or install the gtk-ubuntulooks-engine, do a Google to find it.

Wayne
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Old 1st February 2009, 10:07 AM
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Delete your user and it will ask you if you will like to delete /home/user/
Answer this question with yes. Add a new user.
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Old 1st February 2009, 10:14 AM
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That's a bit drastic just because he can't be bothered to change his themes! It would mean setting up all his mail accounts, etc, again and everything else.

Try deleting just the hidden folder:

.gconf

under your home..

Wayne
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Old 1st February 2009, 10:17 AM
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That's a bit drastic just because he can't be bothered to change his themes! It would mean setting up all his mail accounts, etc, again and everything else.

Try deleting just the hidden folder:

.gconf

under your home..

Wayne
That is just the tip of the iceberg , ubuntu uses different UID i.e 1000 whilst fedora uses 500.
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Old 1st February 2009, 10:20 AM
Wayne
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Sounds like fun, I'm glad I've never installed it on this machine

Wayne
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Old 9th February 2009, 07:16 PM
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I ended up just reinstalling. I popped the live CD in and mounted the /home partition, deleted all the hidden files and reinstalled. It wasn't a problem at all... I just forgot that was such an easy option.
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