[Trisquel-users] Re : Problems after update

lcerf at dcc.ufmg.br lcerf at dcc.ufmg.br
Sun Dec 9 23:41:23 CET 2018


The idea is: if there is something wrong in a configuration file in  
~/.config, then renaming that hidden folder and restarting the session (no  
need to reboot the system) makes you go back to the default configuration  
where the problem does not occurring.  You can then manually reconfigure all  
your applications the way you like (and remove the renamed folder) or you can  
move back their configuration file to ~/.config.  However, if you move back  
everything, you will inclusively move back the problematic file and the  
problem will occur again.  If you want to move back everything but the file  
that creates the problem, then I suggest you identify that file by binary  
search (because that is efficient):  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_search_algorithm

Basically:

move roughly half of the file from the renamed folder back into ~/.config;
close your desktop session;
open it again;
test if the problem occurs: if so, switch the half you have just moved (it  
contains the problematic file) with the other half (it does not) still in the  
renamed folder;
go back to the first step and repeat the whole process until the renamed  
folder contains one single file: the culprit.



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