I dont know how this happened, but my demo VL 5.8 Std box is in trouble. The user account is inaccessible; it's been an incremental deterioration. I first noticed something wrong when double clicking a YouTube .FLV file and the file association was lost, so that I had to select VLC from a list to play the file. Now today, I can't access the user account, while root account seems to be okay. I did get to desktop in user account one time, but the menu button and boot splash were all XFCE, not Vector. Then when I finally did get to XFCE desktop for user, there were 5 "launch application" instances (gear symbols) already running on the task bar.
So how do I recover Vector custom desktop for the user account? How do I re-associate .FLV files with VLC? Please identify config files that I can grab from root account to fix user account.
EDIT: Although I cannot access user desktop from login, I did manage to access user account from TUI. So I can get to user desktop.
The panel manager shows panel is managed by Xfce with the mouse symbol.
What happened to the Vector menu button, how do I reset it to Vector, from Xfce?
Seamonkey opens for about 2 seconds and then closes of its own accord.
Shutdown from XFCE Menu almost doesn't work, takes 3 or 4 tries, very reluctant. Shutdown button on panel only shuts off panel, does not give shutdown dialog; instead panel disappears for rest of session, having been killed.
I have another working VL 5.8 Std computer...if I just knew which config files to copy over.