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    Knoppix 6.4.3: Desktop / PCManFM settings persistence

    I've created a Knoppix 6.4.3 USB drive from the CD and set up persistent storage.

    When I change the desktop background, or adjust PCManFM settings (e.g. preventing partitions automatically mounting), they are lost when I log out of LXDE (which then starts a new LXDE session) or reboot Knoppix. The contents of ~/.config/pcmanfm/LXDE/pcmanfm.conf seem to get reset.

    I've tried deleting and recreating the persistent storage (knoppix-data.img) and deleting the ~/.config/pcmanfm directory so that it gets recreated.

    Anyone else see this, know what's going on, or know of a solution?

    Thank you

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    I am also struggling with these, but have no solutions to offer as yet.

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    Thanks for confirming it's not just me. Here's a workaround I've discovered:

    Configure PCManFM settings and the desktop as required.
    Copy the settings to "LXDE.conf" in the "pcmanfm" directory:
    $ cp ~/.config/pcmanfm/LXDE/pcmanfm.conf ~/.config/pcmanfm/LXDE.conf
    Recursively remove knoppix's write permission from the pcmanfm directory structure:
    $ chmod -R u-w ~/.config/pcmanfm

    Obviously subsequent changes now won't persist.

    I boot into Knoppix from a USB drive to back up my OS system partition. If PCManFM auto-mounts all partitions, this could affect the integrity of my backups.

    Thanks.

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    I've added 'umount -r /media/sda3' to my rc.local file.
    My main ntsf file then initially shows as unmounted unless OS icon is
    single-clicked on PCManFM. Pretty slim protection.

    Peculiarly, and fortunately, other ntsf files on
    sda1 and sda2 are not automatically mounted by default
    as is sda3 here.

    This is a bad choice of default in PCManFM and a critical
    error somewhere in the init structure of K6.4.3 IMHO.
    I'd like it to be difficult for knoppix, the user,
    to access my ntsf files.

    I note several other places where changed default choices do not
    survive re-boot in K6.4.3 that were no such nuisance in K6.2.1.
    These include the cube background jpg, firewall settings, and
    alsamixer settings.

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    When I had a similar problem in 6.2.1, kl522 offered
    the following suggestion, which I now understand:

    Edit /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart
    such that the @pcmanfm line reads @pcmanfm --desktop
    That is, delete the --profile LXDE.

    I think this will empower the PCManFM gui's to control
    desktop preferences as one would expect.

    Cheers, and belated thanks to kl522.

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    [QUOTE=utu;122417

    Edit /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart
    such that the @pcmanfm line reads @pcmanfm --desktop
    That is, delete the --profile LXDE.
    .[/QUOTE]

    This worked like a charm for me

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    I opened the autostart file in LeafPad but when I try to save the edited file back into LXDE I get the message 'can't open file to write'. Anyone help me out?

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    ... you must be root to change this file. Start with 'Run' and type 'gksu leafpad'.

    Greetings Werner * http://www.wp-schulz.de/knoppix/summary.html
    "Build personal Recovery-CD with Knoppix (Knoppix remaster)"

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    Thanks Werner

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    The problem which initially defined this thread
    has been corrected in Knoppix 6.4.4.

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