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Month: October 2016

Re: [trinity-users] desktop settings not sticking.

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2016 03:49:54 -0400
Felmon Davis composed on 2016-10-15 03:28 (UTC-0400):

> Installed trinity r14.0.3 via exegnu on a Lenovo Thinkpad t450s
> which had Windows 7
> (self-installed) before installing exegnu.

> each time I boot linux via grub2 I get the 'personalizer' and have to
> re-do my desktop settings.

Which Linux distro?

Such trouble can result from misusing su (or sudo?).

> I assume a permissions problem somewhere. I don't know. where should I
> look?

Look throughout your homedir. Open any file manager that displays ownership 
of listed objects (e.g. mc in long listing mode, which is what I would be 
using), and it should quickly become apparent if any are owned by some other 
user or by root. If none are misowned in your home's root, then start with 
~/.trinity, ~/.local and ~/.config in your search traversing the depths of 
your home. If it's a new installation, it could be easier to login as root 
and delete the entire content of your homedir, then copy the content of 
/etc/skel/ to your homedir and change owner/group appropriately by root to 
your username/groupname: 'chown -R username.groupname /home/username/'. Or 
you could start with the recursive chown if you don't care where the problem 
actually lies but only want it fixed.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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