Bug 809148 - Changes to desktop widget settings do not survive reboot.
Changes to desktop widget settings do not survive reboot.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kde-workspace (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Reported: 2012-04-02 11:29 EDT by Emmett Culley
Modified: 2013-02-13 18:30 EST (History)
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Description Emmett Culley 2012-04-02 11:29:08 EDT
Description of problem:

I use multiple activities each with multiple desktops.  When I add a folder view widget to a desktop any settinga for that object I make different from the defaults, including resizing the object, none of thos settings survive a reboot.  So I have to revonfigure each object every time I reboot my system.

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How reproducible:

Every time I reboot.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change size of any or all folder view widgets and reposition objects in the view
2. Restart workstation
3. All Folder view objects are reset back to a default size and any setting mad on the configuration dialog are lost
Actual results:

Widget settings do not survive reboot

Expected results:

Widget setting should survive reboot

Additional info:

Fully updated Fedora 16.  I have noticed this problem since I started using multiple activities.

One note, I also have each activity set to allow different widgets for each desktop.
Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2012-04-02 11:36:13 EDT
The Version field should reflect the version of Fedora, not of the package.

As for your actual issue, it looks like Plasma is crashing on exit, before it gets a chance to save its settings. A workaround is to (after making the desired settings changes) bring up the panel settings by clicking on the icon on the right end of the panel (which looks like a cashew nut), then close the panel settings. This is one of the few actions which trigger an immediate configuration write in Plasma. But for a real fix, we will need to figure out where it crashes.
Comment 2 Emmett Culley 2012-04-02 12:33:00 EDT
Opening and closing the panel settings did have the changes stick between logging out and back in again, but not after rebooting.

This time I rebooted by first loggin out then selecting to restart from the KDM menu.  None of the changes I made to desktop widgets stuck.
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