Have issue saving settings on Mint 18

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johnconstantine
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Have issue saving settings on Mint 18

Post by johnconstantine » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:20 am

Hi,
I installed Linux Mint 18 a few months ago and all was well until the recent update. After the update, I cannot save any of my settings. They get reverted back automatically. I tried setting the terminal profile and it wont save. I tried changing the power management settings and it reverts. I checked if I have permissions and it seems I am the administrator of the system. I am not sure what the problem is. Also I cannot mount or unmount removable drives. Was hoping to avoid reinstalling Mint all over.

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Re: Have issue saving settings on Mint 18

Post by richyrich » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:14 am

I installed Linux Mint 18 a few months ago and all was well until the recent update.
Umm . . what update are you referring to ? What was updated ?

PS: The History in the menu of Update Manager may help.

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Re: Have issue saving settings on Mint 18

Post by Flemur » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:54 pm

johnconstantine wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:20 am
I cannot save any of my settings.
In a terminal logged in as your regular user, if this command returns anything it's probably a problem:

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find $HOME ! -user $USER
If there are files returned they probably belong to root; try this to take ownership.

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sudo chmod -R $USER:$USER $HOME
I checked if I have permissions and it seems I am the administrator of the system.
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
Mint 18.3 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less
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