I'm using Linux Mint 13. Y'day eve / today I've noticed some problems that seem to be related to the user profile:
- Firefox won't start (I get a 'crash reporter' window when I try to start it)
- I can't alter screensaver settings and get 'Couldn't write /home/keith/.xscreensaver' when I try to
- Chromium is unable to find my profile
- When I open File Manager I'm not seeing any of 'my' folders (Documents, Downloads etc), only system 'folders' (Desktop, File System etc). My folders are still there, they're just not being displayed in the left hand panel where they normally are
I have also noticed that C:\nppdf32Log\debuglog.txt has been created which I think relates to a Firefox plugin for Adobe Reader.
The only changes I'm aware of having made are installing Adobe Reader using their bin file (I downloaded this and made it executable using the 'su' command). I can't find the page that I copied the commands I entered in the terminal window from or I'd quote them here. I think they were very simple i.e. change to the directory where the download was and make it executable and then run it and that was it.
Anyone got any idea if Adobe Reader and what I did with the su command have caused the issue? Can I undo what I've done? How do I get system back to using my profile (if that is the problem)? I can just re-install everything but I'd prefer it if I didn't have to. Annoyingly I think I've just realised that Adobe Reader was in the repository so I didn't need to do any of this.
Any help much appreciated.