Desktop-Background and other settings are not saved after reboot

If I change the wallpaper, the layout or change to slideshow etc. these are not saved.

Have you tried:

sudo chown username:username ~ -R

Where username is your user name.

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by onyxnz

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Interesting idea, but unfortunately it’s not working.

Is this an installed system or the live environment?

What is not working? sudo chown?

I’m surprised this works given the normal usage:

Usage: chown [OPTION]... [OWNER][:[GROUP]] FILE...

I’d probably write it as

sudo chown -R $USER: $HOME

just to make it explicit and not reliant on shell-specific expansions (e.g. ~).


the command does not result in me being able to save my wallpaper in a way that it is still present after a reboot.

this doesn’t work, either. (the command doesn’t give me errors, but the wallpaper is not saved)

Problem was fixed with an update. I accidentally switched my wallpaper and it stayed. Everything is working fine now.

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