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    Default KDE Wallpaper reverts to stock openSUSE Default Desktop image (stock green jpeg) after reboot

    I'm having a weird problem with my plasma desktop wallpaper. I can change the wallpaper but it reverts back to the stock openSUSE green pattern after a reboot. I've heard about this problem before back in version 11.x I believe. I've seen some workarounds but I'm looking to actually fix it so I can use the wallpapers as designed.


    OpenSUSE 13.2
    Stock KDE Platform Version 4.14.9
    I just updated on 9/24/15
    The only updates I skipped were Remote Desktop and Tiger VNC. I heard those can break XRDP.


    Everything else is up to date from the openSUSE servers and various repositories.


    I'm not running much extra software that doesn't come with the distro. XRDP, Teamviewer, VLC, SMPlayer, Mplayer, Google Chrome and Earth. I've got AMD video but I'm using the stock openSUSE driver. I read about some issues with the fglrx driver and I haven't seen any gain by using it.


    Architecture: x86_64


    Motherboard:


    Manufacturer: "MSI"
    Product: "870A-G54 (MS-7599)"
    Version: "3.0"


    CPU:


    AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 B65 Processor 3.4Ghz


    Memory:


    8GB 1333mhz


    Video:


    Cypress PRO [Radeon HD 5800 Series]
    Driver: radeon
    Hwcfg Bus: pci
    Kernel Driver: drm
    Model: ATI Cypress PRO [Radeon HD 5800 Series]
    Subvendor: Diamond Multimedia Systems


    Hard Drives:


    Hitachi HDS72505 (/dev/sda)
    Western Digital WD5000AAKX-0 (/dev/sdb)


    NIC:


    RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (enp5s0)

    Blu-Ray Drive:


    BD-RE WH16NS40 (/dev/sr0) (Mfg LG)


    Monitor:


    Westinghouse EW24T3LW (24” 1080p)

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    Default Re: KDE Wallpaper reverts to stock openSUSE Default Desktop image (stock green jpeg) after reboot

    check ~/.kde4/shares/config and be sure all the files are owned by you and writable

    Try a different user. if it works there then some config has bad permissions

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    Default Re: KDE Wallpaper reverts to stock openSUSE Default Desktop image (stock green jpeg) after reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    check ~/.kde4/shares/config and be sure all the files are owned by you and writable

    Try a different user. if it works there then some config has bad permissions
    Thanks for your suggestion of creating a new user. I had tried that before posting. I will make a note of your other suggestion regarding permissions if I have a weird problem that could be linked to that in the future. This problem was solved for me when I tried loading the FGLRX video drivers from one click install. They work great so far and the wallpaper issue is now gone. It's a little dissapointing that I never got to the root cause of the wallpaper issue. I accidentally whitewashed it by changing video drivers.

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    Default Re: KDE Wallpaper reverts to stock openSUSE Default Desktop image (stock green jpeg) after reboot

    This wallpaper problem reared it's ugly head again. This time I went into Configure Desktop > Workspace Appearance > Desktop Theme. I highlighted the Theme I am using (Air) and then clicked Details. The second option from the top is Panel Background. Changing that fixed it for me.

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