Is it normal that one can "fix" a linux installation
with a fresh install?
widget wrote:... you can simply delete the associated ~/.hidden file for that program (.gimp, .rhythmbox, etc) and reboot.
BrianD wrote:widget wrote:... you can simply delete the associated ~/.hidden file for that program (.gimp, .rhythmbox, etc) and reboot.
I agree with your post, for the most part -- but there is no need to reboot the system in this (and, it can be argued, most) situation(s)... it is true that a reboot will accomplish what is needed, but it's overkill (kinda like buying a new car because the ashtray is full of candy wrappers in your current car; a new car will come with a new ashtray (most likely), but there are other things you could do, short of buying a new car, to deal with an ashtray full of candy wrappers).
In this case, restarting the application without the associated user configuration file in place should be more than sufficient. At the worst, perhaps log out of the session and re-login. Certainly no need to reboot the whole machine.
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