blackbird thanks for the follow-up!
Quote from: frisbeelab on Yesterday at 07:09:52 PM
Thanks blackbird. I gave your suggestion a reply. Renamed the new /home to /home.new, etc. Did a cut and paste of the line you suggested into fstab. When I rebooted I could no longer log in..... not even to root.
It's hard to say what might have happened. Did you really create a new /home? Or did you possibly create a directory called home somewhere else than directly under the root directory (/)?
Yes The /home was indeed in the /partition. As you suggested I renamed it. I expect something funky happened with the fstab change..... but whatever, I am past that now and do have my old data in the /home partition now.
So I figured it only takes a half hour to install again ..... so I did. This time I was careful to make sure that I pointed the ./home to sda7.
You can change the look of KDE4 in very many ways. You could rightclick your desktop and change the desktop activity from desktop view to folder view, and then you could point the folder view to ~/Desktop. ("~" stands for /home/<user>.)
OK, I looked and I am currently set to Desktop, so that's good.
Clicking the PC icon in the bottom left of the panel brings up a much different look..... neither like 2009.2 or the 2010 install I had yesterday when I installed a new /home.
The menu icon is just a widget, and there are several alternative ones that can be installed instead. But first try rightclicking it and changing the style to Kickoff.
Tried the above and the answer is that I was already on Kickoff. I tried selecting "Switch to classic menu style" which took me to the format I was expecting. I'm getting closer, that's much better!
Next question..... when I hover over an icon on the desktop, a vertical menu appears.... see attached image. How an I stop that from appearing automatically and perhaps only pop up on a right mouse click?
Thanks everyone for your help on this. Some very good advice. Next full install (PCLinuxOS 2011?) I think I may indeed go the route of letting a new home get built in an empty partition and then copy over only those things I want.