Thank you - I checked out the FAQ and, although my system did not have a file with the name in that FAQ, I did find the correct one (had "ribbonsoft" in it somewhere..." and trash it. This worked!
Unfortunately, I monkeyed around a little more and, long story short, I again cannot access the manual as before, and there is NO plist file of any kind anywhere in my system now. Tried a complete uninstall/trash/restart twice, even resorted to going back to scratch and getting a fresh download from ribbonsoft. Still the problem persists. Help?
----- Similar story, becomes a Halloween story ---
In order to work with some vector drawings done years ago (in Micrografx
Designer 3.1) I had converted the DRW files to DXF, and now in Ubuntu Lucid
Lynx 10.4-LTS, installed QCAD (this from Ubuntu Software Center; qcad
(version 18.104.22.168-1+090318-2), qcad-data, qcad-doc, partlibrary, and just in
It wanted Qt for the -doc, so I installed Qt3 and Qt4 (just in case; there's
room now). But after working with the one file (of my back yard, for a
permit to put up a yurt), I wanted the Help/Manual to see about
dimensioning, and it couldn't find it!
I uninstalled qcad, (all parts), and Qt (3 and 4, all parts), and
reinstalled, this time Qt first, _then_ qcad. No better. Looking for help,
found the PDF of the manual, and the HTML, but no ideas about how to get it
to look in the right place. Deleted ~/.assistant, per one FAQ reply in the
RibbonSoft.com forum. Re-installed it all again. No joy.
Finally, in a sleep-deprived frenzy, started looking for anything 'qt' or
'qc', and did some (yeah, _incredibly_stupid_, desperate) "sudo rm -r"
things, that made no sense later, crippled parts of my system, and wound up
having me try a backup and reinstall.
Now I have a fresh installation of Lynx, and 303MB in 393 files later, up-to-
date; "sudo apt-get autoremove" takes out the old (9 versions back, from the
CD-ROM) version. Reinstalled Qt3 (only), and all the qcad.
Oh yes, my ~/.mozilla and ~/.thunderbird directories with mail, bookmarks,
and address books - were _excluded_ from the Back-In-Time backup snapshot!
OOPS! Removed Back-In-Time, after finally just copying everything back over
into ~/. Fortunately, recent exports of bookmarks and address book were
stashed over in DropBox, shared with the wife.
Apologies to anyone who was waiting for a reply from me; guilty as charged,
of almost terminal stupidity! GMail seems to have kept lots of stuff (since
we dumped AT&T-Uverse for their billing idiocy) so it's being delivered, and
I'm gradually re-generating my folders and filters, this time in a folder
set '~/My_Mozilla/FireFox' and '"/Thunderbird' and vectoring the profile.ini
of each to them.
All that adventure story told; while I'm trying to figure out how and
_where_ the Qt3 Assistant should be looking for the manual (I can see it,
in /usr/share/doc/qcad/html, but the [Help] button can't!) I'll just keep
the PDF open on the desktop.
The computer is a General-Purpose Tool; once the handle is filed and
polished to fit my hand, the apps are tool-bits to do work. Why do I spend
so DA*4 much time fiddling with the tool, when there's work to be done?