How can I reset ubuntu 12.10 to complete default?

Asked by Fishtank on 2012-12-21

Hello, I have been tweaking my updated 12.10 and now am having difficulty
getting things back to the original state. Is there a way of getting everything
back to the default state, as if I just installed it? I won't be able to list all the
changes I have done, but it's allot. I am fairly new to ubuntu, so I would need
step by step instruction please. Thank you, fishtank.

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Best N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

If you mean the graphical environment , then you can reset the settings with some commands in terminal. (CTRL+ALT+T).

Be aware you will loose all of your settings - changes.. even the background.

Open a terminal and apply the commands below , with order and one at time.

$ gconftool --shutdown

$ sudo killall -r -I gconf

$ sudo killall -r -I dconf

$ rm -rf .compiz* .gconf* .config/dconf/ .config/compiz*

Reboot you PC.


Haw Loeung (hloeung) said : #2

There's also "unity --reset"

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Unity --reset is not working in 12.10 .. considered as deprecated. :-)

Fishtank (fishtank1) said : #4

Thank you for the reply, will do it in that order.

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #5

If the question is solved , please mark the answer that solved your question (for future - help - others with same problem).


Fishtank (fishtank1) said : #6

Thanks NikTh, that solved my question.