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Re: [trinity-users] Move from Lenny and KDE to Squeeze and TDE

From: "Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:59:07 +0100
Am Montag, 6. Februar 2012 schrieb Lisi:
> On Monday 06 February 2012 00:07:56 pierre.lag6633@... wrote:
> > I forgot one (important) thing about the .kde to .trinity trick :
> > for kmail not be lost with its configuration, you need to create a
> > shortcut to ".trinity" folder with name ".kde" .
>
> Aha!  Now that I certainly didn't do!!  As I said, I'll keep loads of
> copies and then howl for help if I need to!!
>
> > That works for any
> > trinity application that uses the reference to .kde folder in a
> > configuration file that has been copied from a KDE3 environment.
>
> Yes, I have seen references to this.  I had not transfered these references
> and applied them to my failure with KMail.  I clearly should have.
>
> I think that I was panicking at the time.  We are a multi-computer
> household, and I am sysadmin for the lot.  And almost all the computers
> decided to die within a very short time of each other, at a particularly
> awkward time.
>
> > You must be careful not to mess this up with some new KDE 4
> > configuration folder of course (anyway I presume you don't use kde
> > 4 ;)).
>
> I take elaborate precautions to avoid KDE4 as far as I possibly can.  I
> most certainly do not use it!!  But it is a pernicious beast.
>
> Thanks again,
> Lisi
>
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First things first: Get your mail back!
Log out of TDE.
Go to a text console ( <ctrl>+<alt>+<f1> ) and remove trinity configs:
	$ cd
	$ rm -Rf .trinity
Back to X11, log in and walk through the wizard.
Get the kmail config back:
	$ cp .kde/share/config/kmailrc .trinity/share/config/kmailrc
	$ cp -a .kde/share/apps/kmail .trinity/share/apps/
Fire up kmail, your mails should be here again.

I strongy recommend not to rename .kde to .trinity for two reasons:
1) there are references in some kde config files, that reference to .kde
2) there are some strange sideffects you'll run into after some time of usage 
that will make you want to start all over again.

If you make
	$ ln -s .kde .trinity
you'll get rid of 1), but 2) will backstab you later.



Nik


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