amilino
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Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:37 pm

I am not able to change anything in Desktop preferences (pipanel). It is always reverted to default settings. I checked config file (~/.config/lxpanel/LXDE-pi/panels) for write permissions. It is very anoying.

DirkS
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Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:24 pm

Does your SD card retain *any* changes?
Create e.g. a new text file in your home directory, then reboot.
Is the file still there with the same contents?

amilino
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Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:58 am

It was another file with wrong permissions. Strange how this permissions are initially configured.

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Michiel O.
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Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:55 am

Which file precisely had the wrong pemissions? What were the correct permissions?
"You can't actually make computers run faster, you can only make them do less." - RiderOfGiraffes

amilino
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Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:29 am

~/.config/pcmanfm/LXDE-pi/desktop-item-0.conf

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HawaiianPi
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Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:40 am

That kind of stuff typically happens when you use sudo in your home directory.
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?

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Michiel O.
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Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:52 am

sudo for what? Not for installing packages. sudo apt install joe from my home directory has no ill effects. Perhaps trying to start the desktop GUI as root? Maybe then the .conf file gets root as owner, and that might conflict with writing to it from your user-level account.
"You can't actually make computers run faster, you can only make them do less." - RiderOfGiraffes

amilino
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Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:26 am

No it was a fresh install of Buster and logged in as pi user.

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