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Shared $HOME causes config conflicts between Ubuntu and Debian desktops

If you are sharing the same $HOME, then it is up to you to make sure that works as expected. If both systems are using the same desktop environment and you have different versions of extensions etc., ...
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Shared $HOME causes config conflicts between Ubuntu and Debian desktops

I used to love doing this, but stopped when I had data problems. If one system sharing the $HOME is newer than the other, or just you have different versions of software; problems can occur. An ...
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Shared $HOME causes config conflicts between Ubuntu and Debian desktops

For sure, sharing home folders between two distributions is not common. It can be done, and it is done on server systems, but it involves taking precautions in the startup files, that then may need to ...
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Shared $HOME causes config conflicts between Ubuntu and Debian desktops

While it can be considered common for people to link the $HOME directories, I would recommend looking for and removing the different things that you have installed on the two OSes. It seems that there ...
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Which version of Ubuntu does my system supports?

With 4 GB of RAM I would choose Lubuntu. Lightweight DE, and lightweight programs so your OS does not require a tonload of RAM. You can use Youtube and look for reviews of lightweight Linux ...
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How to fix copy Ubuntul EFI file into an external drve?

Installing Grub to an external hard drive that has Ubuntu installed Boot into an Ubuntu live USB and connect the external hard drive. List partitions of all devices: lsblk From the results of lsblk, ...
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Shared $HOME causes config conflicts between Ubuntu and Debian desktops

I would like to provide a completely other idea. What about setting XDG_CONFIG_HOME, XDG_DATA_HOME. XDG_STATE_HOME, XDG_CACHE_HOME depending on the system. For example, on Debian put this in /etc/...
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Moving home folder from Ubuntu 20.04 to new installation of 22.04 on a different SSD

I don't recommend doing this. Copying your home folder from your 20.04 installation to your 22.04 installation will not preserve your applications (because applications are not installed in your home ...
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