General :: Ubuntu Gnome Settings Reset After Every Reboot?

Mar 26, 2010

I dont understand why but my theme changes everytime i reboot. The original theme Human changes to i think dust. when i open the appearance applet to change back the theme, the original human theme is already selected. So i have to select some other theme and then i select human theme, then the theme changes.Also the order of my taskbar icons changes and also the icons themselves.

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Server :: RHEL ES 4.7: Chmod Settings Reset On Reboot?

Oct 30, 2009

This is probably a newbie problem, so forgive me, but when I do this:chmod o+rw /dev/nst0It resets back to what it was upon reboot. How do I get this change to stick?I tried searching the forums and Google, but I haven't found an answer.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Settings Reset After Shutdown / Reboot Of 11.3 Lxde

Sep 8, 2010

I installed Open Suse 11.3 LXDE from the live CD I downloaded. My monitor settings reset to the highest resolution on every shutdown/reboot. Other settings like my wallpaper and removing the lock screen on screensaver also reset.

Is this there anything I can do to get settings/changes I make to stay?

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Ubuntu :: Totally Reset Gnome / Unity Settings

Jun 24, 2011

I've upgraded now from 10.04 to 10.10 to now 11.04, and I believe I have so much cruft in my system that it's become unstable.I thought I could selectively rename certain folders in my root (such as .gnome, .gnome2, etc, while logged of (i.e. from a ctrl-alt-f1 console), but that really didn't seem to work.I'd prefer not to copy to external hard drive and re-install fresh. However, I'm using KDE now for stability, as neither gnome nor unity will run well.

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Ubuntu :: Reset Compiz Settings From Command-line To Default System Settings?

Jan 31, 2010

Did you play too much with compiz and after-a-while you realize that certain functions are not working anymore?

Well, just follow the steps below:


gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/compiz



Restart your PC / lappy


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General :: 'Display And Monitor' Settings Keep Getting Reset?

Jul 13, 2011

Whenever I change my Display and Monitor settings. The settings keep getting reset every time I restart KDE. The changes work fine and as expected, they just keep getting wiped every time for some reason.Here is what the settings look like after each restart:And here is what I'm trying to modify them t

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Fedora :: Unable To Reset Using Either The Reset Option In Gnome Shell Or The Command Using A Terminal?

Jun 3, 2011

I'm unable to reset using either the reset option in gnome shell or the command using a terminal. When I select it the shell exits and displays the graphic "exploding" and then it just sits there. Shutdown works fine; just no reset. Any ideas? I've installed from the DVD. I booted the live CD and it resets just fine so I know it's no my hardware

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General :: Reset Font Configuration To Default Settings?

Jan 30, 2011

I have been doing some customization to my ubuntu Box related to font settings. Now all the font settings for whole system have been badly scrambled. I am feeling it very hard to reset all the settings too default again.I have been modifying system---> Preference ---> Appearance. if there exists any way to reset my font configuration to default.

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General :: Grub Settings And Boot Order - BIOS Getting Reset

Dec 18, 2009

Is there some workaround by changing grub settings other than rewiring the hard disks or changing in bios..
1. my bios is getting reset (low battery)
2. my hard disks are sata and ide, so the ide one is loaded as hd1 by default, cudn't find any way to change that..

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General :: USB Webcam Just Works Once And Next Time Have To Reboot - Reset The Camera Without Rebooting ?

Mar 5, 2010

I'm using Ubuntu 9.10, and a usb webcam that is shown as 'Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0ac8:3450 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp.' by lsusb.

The problem is that on connecting the cam, it just works with the first program I start (skype, tokbox, messenger), and if I disconnect it or switch to another program, it stops to work and I have to restart my computer to make it work again.

Is there some good solution to reset the camera without rebooting to make it work again?

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Hardware :: Gpointing-device-settings Settings Will Not Stay After Reboot?

Oct 18, 2009

I am running a debian squeeze machine on a ibm t40 laptop with window maker as my window manager. I am using gpointing-device-settings as a program to get the scroll bar on my touch pad working. unfortunately, I can't get the settings to stick after i shutdown and turn on. I have to go into the program and unclick then reclick the button. i'm using version 1.3.2 (ive tried both deb and source versions). does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? and if there is any configure files that I could configure instead of having to use the gui program.

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General :: Graphical Front End For Xrandr That Saves Settings On Reboot?

Nov 2, 2009

Is there a graphical front end for xrandr that also allows you to save your setup so that it automatically sets up the X configuration at boot time thereby simplifying this process. For example, at the moment if i want to use an external monitor on my laptop i have to manually set it up after booting as it defaults to the laptop resolution which is not a big deal but would still be nice to have this happen automatically. I tried putting a script into rc.local to do this but didnt work.I have tried programs such as lxrandr, grandr, arandr which are all good but dont allow you to save your choices so that they are automatically applied at the next boot of the X system.

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Ubuntu :: Non-US Keyboard Layout Gets Reset To US After Reboot

Jan 9, 2010

I am using a fresh Ubuntu 9.10 installation with english-only language but with a German keyboard.

So, once booted into my (only) account, I use the Keyboard Preferences app to change my Layout from US to German. Which works. I also remove the US keyboard so that the only layout left is German.

But upon a reboot, not only the US kbd is back in the layouts list, but the kbd also has defaulted back to US, so that I have to open the Kbd Prefs to again remove the US layout to get my German layout active again.

I also tried "Apply System-wide" and even logged in as root to make the same changes, but the system always goes back to US layout after a reboot.

This is also a problem when logging in after a reboot - I want the system to use German layout there, too.

So, how do I change the layout globally so that even at the login page I have my German layout already active?

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Ubuntu :: Visual Effects Reset On Reboot?

Apr 29, 2010

A few hours ago I upgraded my system, from Karmic to Lucid and I'm glad with it.But I have a problem, (two actually, I posted the second in other thread), Gnome is not remembering my Visual Effects configuration. I mean, I select the "extra" option and when reboot, it's back to "none".It will be a pain having to edit this every time my laptop starts.

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Ubuntu :: How To Reset Settings In Sysinfo 0.7

Feb 5, 2011

I installed Sysinfo 0.7, unfortunately I set 'Section to start in' to System. As some of you probably already know, and I didn't, is that there's a bug in Sysinfo, that crashes the app, when System is selected[URL]... What this means, is that I can't run Sysinfo anymore, because it crashes on startup. Starting it as superuser works, but since I use Gnome Do, I would like to launch it w/o having to go through the terminal.

What I've tried: Did a complete removal from Synaptics, thinking this would delete settings as well. It didn't. Ran locate sysinfo from terminal, looking for a settings file. no luck

My question (finally): How to I delete og change the current settings in Sysinfo for my user?

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Ubuntu :: Way To Reset 11.04 To Default Settings?

May 3, 2011

I recently installed the new 11.04 release and was messing around with the Compiz settings on Ubuntu Classic. I tried logging on to regular Ubuntu and everything crashed. When I start up there is no log in screen, only text shows. (I enter my log in information then type 'startx' in the terminal to show my desktop.)

The desktop shows a messed up version of my custom configuration with Cairo-Dock all weird and everything in the wrong place. Also my custom start-up screen that I installed is distorted, and the GRUB screen shows up in purple.

If there was a way to reset Ubuntu 11.04 to the default settings? I tried typing 'unity --reset' in the terminal but it gets stuck at the line 'Setting Update "fullscreen_visual_bell"'.

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CentOS 5 :: Reset Eth0 Without Reboot

Jul 18, 2011

after the 5.6 update I started loosing the connection to my router. Having had issues with routers before I assumed that the router was on its way out. However I happended to have a laptop handy the other day and thought I would give it a try (after eth0 went down), router was fine(same cable too). I have tried bringing eth0 up/down (gui and ifdown/ifup) and restarted the network(gui and cli) but it will not get an ip(as I recall it does recognize that the cable is connected). If I do a reboot, eth0 comes up immediately. The log just shows repeated dhcp requests. I tried a dhclient -r but it errors out with no link found. It has been doing this since 5.6 came out (roughly once a day) so I THINK that it is not a hardware issue(should have died completely by now if it was). PSU voltages show stable and unchanged. It does use the forcedeath driver. 5.6-64bit fully updated.

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Ubuntu :: Resolution Gets Reset Everytime On Reboot After Nvidia?

Mar 23, 2010

I installed Nvidia 195 version from their site and installed as per their instruction. Now, on reboot the resolution gets "800*600" while it should be "1366*768". What should I do?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Screen Resolution Reset After Reboot?

Apr 21, 2010

My screen resolution keeps reverting back to the default resolution 800x600. I'm using ubuntu 10.04, but had the same problem on 9.10 on my Acer Revo r3600 ION. I am able to change the resolution to 1280x1024 but have to do it by the nVidia configuration tool. The tool then allows me to 'Save to X Configuration'which it appears to have done successfully.See the sections from my 'etcx11xorg.conf' file. This is the state of the file after a reboot by the I can get my desired resolution to persist after I reboot?

Section "Monitor"

# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster"
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
Option "DPMS"

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Slackware :: Date Is Reset On Reboot From Ubuntu Partition?

Jun 17, 2010

Using slack 13.0 32-bit I have a dual-boot configuration with slack at sda1, sda2, sda3 and ubuntu 10.04 on sda6, sda7, sda8 When I boot into ubuntu, then boot back into slack, the date setting is change to '00.. something' (zero hours).

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Reset Basic Settings

Sep 11, 2010

How to reset ubuntu to the basic settings?

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Ubuntu :: Compiz Settings Are Reset Every Session?

Oct 9, 2010

Since a while ago, any changes I make to my Compiz settings are not remembered when I log in again.

On starting a new gnome session, Compiz is firstly always disabled ("Visual Effects" in gnome-appearance-properties is set to "None"). I can enable the "Extra" option, but when I open gnome-appearance-properties a second time, the option is not selected (although Compiz will now be running), and when I log out and back in, Compiz will be disabled again.

After enabling it manually, I find that secondly, the "Desktop Cube" largedesktop feature is replaced by "Desktop Wall". I can change this in ccsm, and the changes take effect immediately, but when I start ccsm a second time, the changes are gone (the "Desktop Cube" checkbox is unselected). After logging out and back in, the old settings are in effect again.

Since ccsm will forget the changes even before I log out, I suspect it is somehow unable to save them. I've tried looking at the stderr output of gnome-appearance-properties and ccsm, but haven't seen anything that looks relevant.

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Server :: My Root Password Is Getting Reset After Every Reboot

Jun 4, 2010

I am using RHEL 5.4 my root password is getting reset after every reboot.every time i had to change the password from kernel to access the root.i am unable to find the where the problem is.

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Ubuntu :: Low Graphics Mode After Upgrade; Solved, But Reset On Every Reboot?

May 12, 2010

I'm using Ubuntu 9.10. Recently after an upgrade my Ubuntu started running in low graphics mode. After searching through forums, I could finally fix it.I'm not sure what exactly fixed it. I first changed the window manager to metacity. Run the following command:Code:sudo nvidia-xconfig --composite --render-accel --add-argb-glx-visualsAnd then changed window manager to compiz and desktop effects could be enabled.The problem is, everytime I reboot, its again running in low graphics mode, desktop effects cannot be enabled, and I have to do all the troubleshooting again! Any idea how to permanently fix this?EDIT: I found that the graphics is reset even without typing the command everytime. But I still have to switch back and forth from compiz window manager to set it all right!

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: IVTV And (pvr-350) - Permissions Get Reset Everytime When Reboot

Oct 22, 2010

I have hauppauge pvr-350 which has an mpeg2 decoder with an RGB and s-video out to let me send video to my tv. I'm using the ivtv drivers which work well. To test the card I ran

cat test.mpeg > /dev/video16
-bash: /dev/video16: Permission denied
So then I did
ls -l /dev/video16
crw-rw---- 1 root video 81, 5 2010-10-22 12:21 /dev/video16
sudo chmod a+rw /dev/video16
[sudo] password for patrick:
cat test.mpeg > /dev/video16

However the permissions get reset everytime I reboot. Is there any way to pass an argument to the ivtv driver to change the default permissions?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Reset Mplayer To Default Settings?

Feb 9, 2010

Ive been googling for an hour, trying to remove everything named mplayer manually, but with no result. How on earth do i reset mplayer settings the default settings, or how to i remove it completley from my harddrive?

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Ubuntu :: Broke GDM - Reset It Back To The Original Settings?

Aug 23, 2010

I was trying out a theme from gnome-look (elegant gnome) and it had an option to change my gdm theme. I used it, did not like the look, but when I uninstalled it said there was no back-up. Now my gdm looks like something from windows 95! How can I reset it back to the original settings? I tried reinstalling GDM in synaptic but no change

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Ubuntu Networking :: Reset All Network Settings To Standard?

Mar 11, 2011

Is there a way of resetting all of the network settings to standard, as if a fresh copy of ubuntu had just been installed? The resulting discussion trouble-shooting the OP's specific problems were detailed and informative, but failed to answer the fundamental question:

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Fedora :: Reset The Hardware Clock Each Time When Reboot Into The Other O/S

Sep 1, 2010

Dual boot system. Boot Linux Fedora 13 and the hardware clock is set to GMT. Boot Windows 7, time is wrong, as it expects the hardware clock to be set to the local time. reset the hardware clock each time I reboot in to the other O/S.

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Fedora :: Date And Time Reset On Reboot After F15 Upgrade

May 26, 2011

I upgraded from fedora 14 to fedora 15 yesterday. I live in India (IST) which is GMT +05:30. Every time I boot, my system clock increases its time by 5 and a half hours. For example, system clock on my machine is now Wednesday May 26,2011 22:44. If I were to reboot now, the time I would get is Thursday May 27, 2011 04:14. How do I correct this?

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