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Old 05-17-2010, 02:27 PM   #1
bathhm
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Lubuntu: Saving configuration


I have installed Lubuntu 10.04 and am impressed. BUT there is a problem with saving desktop configuration settings from one session to the next. Specifically, screen res and mouse (LH operation) settings (made using Start >> Preferences) revert to the defaults after shutdown and reboot. Is this normal for an lxde environment? Is there something that I need to do prior to logout.shutdown? Is there a file that I can edit to make preferences permanent?
 
Old 05-17-2010, 06:35 PM   #2
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Lubuntu: Saving Settings (After Initial Install)

I had to go to Users & Groups (in Accessories, I believe) and change User settings by adding self to the Groups adm and, temporarily, to root and change password. I then Ctrl-Alt-F2 'ed and
PHP Code:
sudo passwd root 
to add a root password.

Just enter the newly created User password at the prompt for the command, then enter the desired UNIX password for root, twice.

It rebooted nicely after doing the above.
Hope this helps! Give another holler if not -- I'll check back later.

Last edited by hilyard; 05-22-2010 at 09:21 PM.
 
Old 05-18-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help. But there are a few questions. Are you telling me, in your second line, to create a new user "self", and assign a p/w? and then include "self" in groups adm and root? I understand that I should create a root p/w, but from what environment? -- "self"? or my signin? I didn't see any su into "self", but how else do I use the "self" p/w unless logging in to $self?

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Old 05-22-2010, 09:20 PM   #4
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Sorry for being gone for a while.

No,Ęself" is the UserName created on install. Just change the passwd from the passwd used when the UserName with it was created originally. This is done on the command line (cli = command line interface) either in terminal mode (as Ubuntu distros allow) or by shelling out using Ctrl-Alt-F2 (through F6) and issuing the command noted in my first message. Use Ctrl-Alt-F7 to get back to the X11 GUI.

I hope this is clear, now.
Best wishes for Linux fun!

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