Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443599
Fedora 9 Beta - KDE 4 Desktop settings do not persist
Last modified: 2008-07-28 16:32:38 EDT
Description of problem:
Fedora 9 Beta running KDE 4. When I select to align desktop icons vertically it
does not persist across sessions. (logout and back in and icons are no longer
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to KDE
2. Right click on desktop and select "Align Vertically"
3. Notice icons are now aligned
4. Log out
6. Notice icons reverted back to original organized state.
Icons no longer aligned vertically.
Icons should still be aligned.
I have tried removing the .kde directory thinking a weird permission or
directory problem could be causing the problem. After removing the .kde
directory, the same problem exists.
As a follow up, I notice none of the setting I apply to KDE are persisting
across sessions -- including changing the application launcher to classic style etc.
Just confirmed this on my rawhide box. Did check upstream at bugs.kde.org and
did not find a matching bug. Anyone got a non-fedora kde 4 box to try this on.
Updated to the latest kdebase-workspace-4.0.3-17.fc9.i386 available this morning
and it fixed the problem.
I don't see how the one change between -16 and -17 would be in any way relevant
to this bug.
I don't think we can close this yet. There was no change which could have fixed
this bug, so I think this simply means that the bug isn't 100% reproducible,
not that it is fixed.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Possibly related -- when I go to the "keyboard shortcuts" control panel,
double-click on the "alt-tab" next to "walk through windows", and click the
"custom" radio button (thereby freeing up alt-tab), it works as expected --
alt-tab is no longer intercepted by the WM. But if I log out and log back in
again, the setting resets back to the way it was before. I have consistently
reproduced this maybe a dozen times.
However, other settings that I changed, such as window decorations, persist
Happy to provide more info upon request.
Is this still an issue with KDE 4.0.5?
The OP's problem is not manifesting for me with kdebase-4.0.5-5.fc9.x86_64. But
I never reproduced it under 4.0.3 either.
The alt-tab problem that I mentioned in #7, however, is. But perhaps I should
open another bug for that; I thought they might be related, but maybe not.
KDE 4.1 release is imminent. Upon release please check if this is still an
issue and if so feel free to reopen this bug.