View Full Version : commandline to get a default KDE4 desktop again
Jan 19th 2008, 07:36 PM
I did a kde4-core install ( after moving from ubuntu to kubuntu ) and the graphic windows where really ugly. Then i choose the quartz window to see if that would improve. Now everything is black beyond obvious options. Nothing was visable. So the end for KDE4.
As i think of it now, a stopX, startX would probably not help since the changes are remembered. Is there a commandline -way to change to default settings?
Jan 19th 2008, 08:30 PM
I'm not sure what you are asking -- you should be able to boot into KDE 3.5 by clicking the little "list" icon on the login GUI, and choosing it.
If you are saying you are stuck in a non-functioning KDE 4 session, then if you can get to the CLI (via Ctrl-Alt-F1), then enter
sudo shutdown now -r to reboot the system, and choose KDE 3.5 on your login splash GUI.
If you are all locked up in KDE 4 and can't get to the CLI, then hold down the Alt-SysRq keys with one hand and type R S E I U B with the other to shut it down and restart.
Jan 19th 2008, 09:58 PM
you can delete your /home/<usrname>/.kde4 folder, which is where all your kde4 specific settings are, more specifically various config files inside /home/<username>/.kde4/share/config/
rm -rf ~/.kde4
should do it. You can also do it from kde3 visually as well.
Jan 23rd 2008, 11:00 PM
Thanks for your suggestion. I replaced my ./kde4 with a new empty one and used the ' kde4 settings' option in Ubuntu, but still no default new clean kde4 desktop.
In fact i am not allowed to login in KDE4 at this time. Maybe i should try to uninstall kde4-core and reinstall it?
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