[CALUG] Has the security of my PC compromised?

James Ewing Cottrell 3rd JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Thu Sep 22 16:58:06 CDT 2005

Amost certainly not. Both GNOME and KDE are very sensitive about their 
dotfiles being messed up, and the documentation is rather obtuse.

I learned this the hard way. I run several differnt Linuxi on the same 
box, so I figured that I would use the same home directory on all of 
them. Bad Mistake! It turns out that every vendor does something 
slightly different, and a change in one system causes the others to lose 
panels etc.

What I do now is have a different home directory for each Linux 
(/home/rbj/suse, /home/rbj/redhat, etc) and use symlinks to manage my 
dotfiles. It keeps my "home" directory (/home/rbj) clean as well.


Rajiv Vyas wrote:
> Strange thing happened yesterday. The Gnome panel in Ubuntu at the bottom
> that has the Windows Panel (for toggling between applications) and the "show
> desktop ikon" has disappeared. And this morning, I had two icons of
> Evolution on the top panel instead of one. Does anyone think that the
> security of my PC been compromised? If so, what's the best way to fix this?
> Rajiv
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