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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] I may have spoken too soon . . .

From: Kate Draven <borglabs4@...>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 18:31:15 -0400
On Thursday 28 June 2018, Michael wrote:
> On Thursday 28 June 2018 12:25:08 pm dep wrote:
> > My first thought is to purge Unity and lightdm, but it might be that this
> > won't solve the problem, and that someone here who is familiar with the
> > macinations of X and such might have a sense of where there's a
> > configuration file that is causing this to happen.
> >
> > Anybody know?
> Specifics of X are outside my KB, but you could try reinstalling TDE to get
> the configs back.:
> # apt install --reinstall kubuntu-default-settings-trinity
> kubuntu-desktop-trinity
> Downside is you lose anything you've custom configured :(
> It's also possible, as those are meta packages, that you'll need to
> # aptitude show kubuntu-default-settings-trinity kubuntu-desktop-trinity
> and then individually --reinstall select package(s).
> If you're willing to --reinstall the whole box, there's Google posts on how
> to do that with Ubuntu.
> Post Script on power outs:
> I've found it best to always (even if it's said it's not needed) to do all
> my config changes, then do a reboot to 'lock' them in.  IDK, disk caching?,
> but I've seen enough similar behavior (crash, even days later, and configs
> are odd upon re-start) that I'd rather waste the 5 minutes for the reboot
> than go digging back into xyz to re-find out how to set up something.
> Best,
> Michael
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I do the same thing plus, I do a luckybackup to a dir in my backups dir 
called "Fast_Restore" and save all of the important files such as share, 
config etc.

I also use krusader to compress everything to backups.

We also have tons of blackouts here (top of a mountain), but in the last 20 
years since I started doing that I have not lost any significant data.


Once you have everything the way you want it. Just plain old tar your user dir 
to a backup dir. It might take up a wee bit of space but it will be worth it.

Good luck lad,