On 9 Nov 2001, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Ok, just to recap and be certain about this...
> Your config files at one point are fine, and then, without rebooting,
> they suddenly contain only nulls?
> I'm not sure if this might have anything to do with it, but is the
> laptop suspending in the interim?
No not at all.. I usually (w/ 7.1) keep the machine suspended and
suspension has worked fine but in hunting this down my recipe has been
thus far login/make the bottom bar "small" add external taskbar up top..
verify the appropriate files are written in config log out "click reboot"
come back .. random files like kwinrc, the taskbar one *randomly* w/ no
consistantly get changed..sometimes kdeglobals, sometimes kwinrc sometimes
the taskbar one. I put some echo "hello!" dumps in the startkde
script to make sure that wasn't doing the rewriting which is what I
thought was happening initially (that i was just getting "reset").
I'll be outside of our firewall this weekend so *may* be emailless (its
flakey) but will take it w/ me and try out any suggestions offered. I
should easily be able to hunt down whether the files are changing before
shutdown or on restart or on login for instance and hopefully
specifically when and what program/script is doing it.
btw I also created a brand new account to make sure that it wasn't
due to old files lying around somewhere and had/have the same issue.
btw this is a dell5ke/ati128:16mb/xircom cardbus modem (which was
a bit flakey w/ the old 2.4* kernels)/ ati 128 vid cards / 32 gig/5400rpm
ibm drive/512mb mem (memory is so cheap now its embarrasing :))