Oooo! One more thing. Is there a wy tomovemy desktop toolbars and wallpapers over to the new user account. Unless of course, this is the source of the trouble I'm haivng.
I doubt they are, but they are controlled by files in ~/.kde4, as is your amerok installation, so if you move/copy it to the new user, you could lose amerok again.
if I delete the amarok folder there ,will it be re-created when I log back in? I've been looking for a .amarok folder for such a purose.Nosuch animal, AFAICS
You get /home/<user>/.kde4/share/apps/amarok, and in /home/<user>/.kde4/share/config;
If these are renamed to something different, I would think you could safely copy paste the old users .kde4 directory to the new user directory, gain your personal settings, and not lose amerok. On the other hand, if you did that, and copied the amerok versions from the new user to the old, that might just fix the original problem in your normal users directory. Could work both ways.
This makes sense, moving Amarok settings/directories from the new user to the old user. But I don't quite follow. are you saying take the follwwing files:
out of /home/newuser/.kde4/share/apps/amarok
and move them into /home/olduser/.kde4/share/config??
I might have this mixed up. I understand the logic. I'm just not clear on what to move from where.
However, I created a new user account, gave it the same UID as the old user account and everything came right up!:) All programs work! And what's really nice is having full access to all these files. I'm moving things over and simply using files that I haven't been moved just yet. I'm debating on what to move and what should stay in place. I'm not sure how corrupted things are on that old user account.
Regardless, this is pretty freak'in amazing!! Linux just blows my socks off!
So, it'll be pretty interesting to see if moving a few files from new user to old user will repair things. although, I think it's much more than that. I can't access the sound utility in the control panel. it just gives me the little time icon and locks up. So, something is happening in KDE or Sound or..well...I'm not sure.
Again, the good news is, a new user account cleared everything and I'm saving time and effort due to your help.
I friend just walked into the office and he's a big Apple user. We're discussing computers and I'm telling him the advantages of Linux.
Sure, you have to invest some time in learning the system, but you have to invest time in learning Mac or Windows, as well! Before he left, I handed him a copy of PCLinuxOS 2010.7.
He has an older Windows box that he can try it out on. I'm not sure how old, but we'll see.