Settings get reset on reboot
I am running Debian AMD64 and KDE. Many settings just won't stay set. For example, when I restart, the settings in ALSA mixer are all reset so that there is no sound (all set to zero). I like to have 8 virtual desktops ... but on restart it ALWAYS goes back to 4. I set what programs to open what files, but those settings don't stay stuck. And so on. I might think this is a KDE issue, but I also have a problem with web passwords. I run a webDav server. I keep the user password file in /var/apache/users but on a reboot that file no longer exists and I have to remake the entire thing. I don't reboot very often, but as you can imagine this is EXTREMELY annoying when I do. I have to spend 15 minutes going around resetting things back to how they were before.
Any ideas why this is happening / how to fix?