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I was trying to activate the Skype plugin for gnome-do and the app crashed on me. Now after restarting it, no matter what I type inside, it wont recognize anything. I have tried to re install it clean like this

apt-get purge gnome-do
apt-get install gnome-do

and it still did not solve the problem. What can I do?

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apt-get purge will only purge global configuration files. You might also have to remove your user-specific configuration files and data. For gnome-do all files should be located under the following folders:

~/.gconf/apps/gnome-do
~/.local/share/gnome-do

Note: You can use locate gnome-do to identify any residual items pertaining to gnome-do.

Sources:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1210901

https://bugs.launchpad.net/do/+bug/325106

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  • I erased those 2 folders and it did not help. The problem persists. also when I do locate gnome-do I get a lot of entries, and most of them don't even exist... – Enrique Moreno Tent Jun 22 '14 at 19:28
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    @Dbugger Sorry to hear that. That was the only solution I could think of. I hope you will find another way to fix this. As an aside: The locate index is rebuilt once a day. You can update the index by executing sudo updatedb. This way you can make sure that only existing files will be listed. – Glutanimate Jun 22 '14 at 19:36
  • Oh! I did not know about the updatedb. I went through most of the files, and delete them all, being careful not to delete any gnome-doc or gnome-document. Mostly where all icons or cached apt-get packages. After deleting them, rebooting (to be safe) and reinstalling, it has been fixed. Thanks! :) – Enrique Moreno Tent Jun 22 '14 at 20:11
  • Even though it now has turned into a different problem... askubuntu.com/questions/486853/… – Enrique Moreno Tent Jun 22 '14 at 20:36

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