Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] "Application Menu" missing on Desktop after KDE/Plasma update from 5.16.5 to 5.17.4
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2019 09:34:21
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] "Application Menu" missing on Desktop after KDE/Plasma update from 5.16.5 to 5.17.4 by Mick
1 Mick wrote:
2 > On Saturday, 28 December 2019 09:17:36 GMT Dan Johansson wrote:
3 >> On 28.12.19 09:18, Dale wrote:
4 >>> Dan Johansson wrote:
5 >>>> On 27.12.19 22:53, Dale wrote:
6 >>>> I'll try and create a new user and see what happens...
7 >>>>
8 >>>> I'll be back (with the results).
9 >>> Trying a different/new user will give the same results. Renaming the
10 >>> config files to .old or something then testing will allow you to go back
11 >>> if it doesn't help. You just rename and remove .old. Just delete the
12 >>> new one first. Still, either way will work. I have a dale2 user just
13 >>> for that purpose I might add.
14 >>>
15 >>> Given everything is there, I'm not sure what to try next. I was hoping
16 >>> someone else would have a idea.
17 >> Bad news (for me) (;-)
18 >>
19 >> I created a new user and for this user everything works as it should -
20 >> now I just have to figure out the best way to somehow recreate my
21 >> personalized setup after moving the old configuration out of the way.
22 >>
23 >> Greetings,
24 > Instead of recreating all your user settings, I'd start by diffing the two
25 > users directories. This would point to files which are probably irrelevant to
26 > your issue, e.g. application files, and consequently leave you with some
27 > generic desktop configuration files to compare.
28 >
31 Plus, this may be a good time to rename the config directory to .old and
32 copy one or two files over at a time until you find a failure.  Then you
33 know which file is causing the problem and can restore the other files
34 and only have to reconfigure what that one file creates. 
36 Either way you do this it will require some time and effort.  Mick's
37 idea may be faster.  Files with no difference won't matter so no point
38 copying them over one or two at a time.  Just do that for the ones that
39 are different.  Keep in mind, you can't always do this with different
40 users unless you change the permissions. 
42 Post what, if anything, you figure out tho.  It may help some other poor
43 soul with the same issue. 
45 Dale
47 :-)  :-)