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Re: [opensuse] mix up on home directory installing 12.1
George Olson said the following on 12/19/2011 06:03 AM:

So when I boot up in 12.1 it goes to a completely new install and none
of my kde settings are there. But when I boot up in 11.4 everything
works like before.

So how do I get my system to point to /home/george as my home directory
and still have my login be "georgelenovo"?

I assume that if I can make that work, then all my KDE settings will be
the same but I will be running 12.1 instead. After I make that work, I
will delete the /home/georgelenovo directory.

The "obvious" answer is to make the entry in /etc/passwd on the 12.1
look like the one on the 11.4, that is edit the field that specifies the
home directory. I'd use VIM[1]. Read the man page for /etc/passwd for
details of which fields are which, but if you look at the two versions
of the /etc/passwd file it will be glaringly obvious.

Which makes me wonder how you changed the name on the 11.4 system in the
first place. I'd have done it with VIM[1], myself.

[1] The non scouring kind.
"You have heard me remark that the strangest and most unique things are
very often connected not with the larger but with the smaller crimes,
and occasionally, indeed, where there is room for doubt whether any
positive crime has been committed."
-- Sherlock Holmes, in "The Red Headed League"
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