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Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:37 pm
by amilino
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.

Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:24 pm
by DirkS
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?

Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:58 am
by amilino
It was another file with wrong permissions. Strange how this permissions are initially configured.

Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:55 am
by Michiel O.
Which file precisely had the wrong pemissions? What were the correct permissions?

Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:29 am
by amilino
~/.config/pcmanfm/LXDE-pi/desktop-item-0.conf

Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:40 am
by HawaiianPi
That kind of stuff typically happens when you use sudo in your home directory.

Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:52 am
by Michiel O.
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.

Re: Desktop preferences not saving changes on RPi4 with Buster

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:26 am
by amilino
No it was a fresh install of Buster and logged in as pi user.