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Month: October 2016

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

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:21:17 -0400 (EDT)
On Sat, 15 Oct 2016, Felix Miata wrote:

> 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?

using debian (exegnu version).

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

sudo is not set up. I've not had time for much customizing, was just 
trying to make the desktop 'standard' (for my taste).
>> 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.

I followed Dr. Klepp's advice before reading your post; below you 
recommend pretty much the same remedy as an option.

I think I'll restore the original .trinity and have a look. I did

ls -Rahl /home/davisf

but it doesn't recurse very far. I'll try mc.

thank you for further tips.


> 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.

Felmon Davis

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
 		-- Miguel de Cervantes