Bug 107246 - lost .xsession and .xresouces
lost .xsession and .xresouces
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-10-15 23:30 EDT by solomon
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:58 EDT (History)
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Description solomon 2003-10-15 23:30:22 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.1; Linux 2.4.20-20.9; X11; i686)

Description of problem:
This is rather embarresing...
I seem to have lost my .xsession and .xresources files, possible due to a reinstallation of Xfree86 that went badly. I cannot log in to KDE or Gnome without first having to go through failsafe then manually telling the machine to run startkde.
and even more embarresing... I didn't have backups! :(

but fortunately, I hadn't made any serious customizations, so Where could I find copies of the .xsession, .xresources, Xsession, XStartup_0, and any other files I would need to put X back to the way it was? the default settings in the standard distribution will be fine.

one more related item: ever since this trouble began, kalarmd is running the CPU at close to maximum load. i have no idea what this process is or why reinstalling X would make it do this.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
redhat 9

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.try to reinstall Xfree86 4.3.0
2.screw it up!
3.sigh and grumble

Actual Results:  login screen (xdm) is all weird now, can't log in directly, have to go to failsafe then execute startkde or gnome-session. 
directly logging into a session will bring up something that i think is xsm, which never goes far.

Expected Results:  nothing should have changed

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Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-10-15 23:39:12 EDT
Nothing in the distribution ever modifies files in users home directories
at installation time.  There is no way of knowing what user accounts even
exist on the system at compile time, and installation scripts _never_
modify user's files in their home directories.

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Closing as NOTABUG.

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