I’ve been using KDE Manjaro for about a year now. I had to boot into a Live USB last night to fix some partition issues, and restarted and everything was fine. I restarted again just now, and all my customizations are mostly gone (90%) and it looks like the factory / OOTB KDE experience. I wasn’t doing anything at the time…why would things randomly reset back to factory?
Confused and needing some help if anyone can offer some assistance. Thanks in advance!
Did you delete something in.you home folder? Because, AFAIK, all user specific customization is stored somewhere in your home directory. I’m guessing exactly what it is, depends on you and how you configured everything.
Another option that it might be is ownership/file permissions.
@Aragorn - I haven’t touched my theme configs in over 6 months. Everything was working fine, and it just randomly started changing. I have not installed anything except “Strongswan / swanctl” package recently as I was trying to get some things with VPN working yesterday. That’s the last things I “touched” from a configuration standpoint. Last night I booted into my system using a Live USB, but to be clear, I did not actually change anything (sorry for confusion earlier). Just booted and restarted back into my main system basically.
@Mirdarthos - I do not have any special (hacked) themes or anything installed. However, your comment about looking in the HOME directory got me curious, and the only thing that was updated this morning was my /home/$USERNAME/.config directory.
Is there some type of system process / cron that runs daily possibly? Not sure what’s going on, but that is the only directory that I see when I do an ls -lhart command that shows up as being modified today.
Lolz did he forget to mention Backups?
I still have some cinnamon files from 2019 hanging around if you need them…
Seriously, if you’re not using BTRFS then you should have an RSYNC backup producing regular snapshots.
This month I did some extra messing - borked my system a couple of times and fixed it firstly by deleting a ton of stuff and then copying back some old .config files. The second time I was going out, so I set it to simply restore ‘yesterday’.
KDE is great, but there are lots of nooks… Create a new user to see if it’s your install or your home.