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My settings don't seem to stick in various applications I run under Mandrake 10.1. For example, I can run eDonkey 2000 fine. I change settings (for my incomming/outgoing folders) then after I close the program, reboot, and re-run the program the settings go back to the original settings. Also, if I open a file (.jar) with a specified application (java) it will open, but the setting won't stick (even though I associate the file with this application). Any ideas as to why this is happening?
I actually did search the forums before posting this.
When I got to Kicker>System>Configuration>KDE>Components>Session Manager, 'Restore previous session' (under the 'On Logon') is selected. I still lose my settings when I reboot. Another example is when I run VMWare. Normally when you run VMWare for the first time you need to run vmware-config.pl. Everytime I run it (after reboot) I get a message saying I need to run vmware-config.pl. All of my settings aren't saving properly. Is there a service which keeps your settings? What am I doing wrong?
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
That VMWare setting may be a root issue. For example, you install your software in /usr/local or something, and then you run the software as a USER, not as root, and then save a configuration, it won't save because you are not root. Try running the VMWare software as root and save the configuration. LOGOUT, LOG IN, and then reboot and see if that does the trick.