First off, I want to thank you for keeping me going. I was pretty depressed the last time I wrote.
zerozero wrote:i wouldn't be so radical at first, maybe rename them, create a new user, move .kde out of the way for some time.
Yes, I meant rename.
I now have sound thanks to this post: viewtopic.php?f=109&t=109262
and solved my Kate problem by editing the menu. Turns out, it had an -s switch with the name of a session I kept deleting and it kept coming back because of the -s switch. Wish I'd found that out earlier, because it's been driving me crazy since the Mint9 install. And you were quite right, the problem was due to having an old /home.
zerozero wrote:move .kde out of the way for some time.
Rename the whole .kde folder? Hmm ... if I get desperate again
And, since you're a moderator, I'd like to make a suggestion for a thread something like: Mint13 Maya fixes and workarounds When I was on K/Ubuntu they had a thread like that for every release. The thread would be (hopefully) a one-stop shop for fixes and workarounds, so more focused than this one.
I could, of course, just start it, but as people inevitably ask questions or go on rants it would have to be closely moderated--perhaps more work than anyone wants to take on.
I shall persevere.