[clug] Display problems following upgrade...

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Sun Dec 8 04:51:40 MST 2013

On 8 December 2013 21:36, Ben Davies <bdcrux at gmail.com> wrote:
> I noticed ~/.Xauthority had root:root ownership. Not sure when/where
> that happened, but reverting it fixed the login problem. Reinstalling
> nvidia-current and nvidia-settings & rebooting seems to have solved
> the gfx problems following the last update. The laptop happily started
> up from hibernation earlier.

Ah, good to hear.

On this note (.blah-config cruft in home directory) I'm curious as to
how others manage this.  My own approach is that I keep a "dotfiles"
directory in my home directory and put the things in it that I think
are useful and want to keep. Things like .bashrc, .inputrc (vi mode!),
.ssh, etc.

The idea is that when things like what Ben experienced happen, I blow
away everything matching ~/.???* and then relink everything in
dotfiles. Seems to work.

The question is, is there a better way? as of late I seem to want
things in .config/blah/etc (gnome-terminal config) but so far am
sticking away from keeping the whole dir as I can most of the config
via gconf calls in a shell script.

Lately I've even got on board with all the cool linux hipster kids and
have shifted this dotfiles directory into the fog instead of using a
rather complex rsync based system between machines I use. I say the
fog because it's my own OwnCloud instance, hardly cumulo-nimbus type


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