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I am booting #! Linux from a USB drive in the hopes that I can either

  1. Install what I uninstalled to get Kubuntu working again... (see Installed KDE in Ubuntu, removed lightdm, cannot boot) OR
  2. Copy over all of the files in my home directory to #!, then rsync/scp to another computer.

The first option is preferable, considering the amount of time I spent trying to customize Ubuntu.

Here is what happened: I was unsatisfied with lightdm so I uninstalled it (purge?) in the hopes that I could use KDE with gdm... So that failed. Is there a way that I could fix what I messed up and get KDE to play nice with gdm? Or just remove KDE completely? That's probably the best idea.

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Tell me, why do you want to use Gnome Desktop Manager with KDE? Why not use kdm? I'd say it could work, but... –  jpaugh Dec 3 '11 at 21:14
    
@jpaugh I'm open to just removing KDE. It was a bad decision anyway... –  tekknolagi Dec 3 '11 at 23:57
    
You mentioned in the other post that apt-geting does'nt work. Do you mean apt-get install gdm fails? What kind of error message? –  jpaugh Dec 4 '11 at 1:36
    
Incidentally, if you copy your home directory (including the .* hidden files/folders), it should keep most of your customizations--any that didn't require admin privileges to set. –  jpaugh Dec 4 '11 at 1:38
    
@jpaugh it gives me a strange not locking directory error, and also gdm is installed already. where do i find the local filesystem? –  tekknolagi Dec 4 '11 at 3:32

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