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    Default Plasma keeps losing most of my desktop environment settings

    This is my normal desktop.

    https://paste.opensuse.org/70271623

    But, for the past week Plasma keeps changing most of my desktop environment. see link below

    https://paste.opensuse.org/76070058

    I change everything back, but after a few logins it gets changed and it lags really bad.


    Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20210222
    KDE Plasma Version: 5.21.0
    KDE Frameworks Version: 5.79.0
    Qt Version: 5.15.2
    Kernel Version: 5.10.16-1-default
    OS Type: 64-bit
    Graphics Platform: X11
    Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Memory: 31.0 GiB of RAM
    Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4600

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    Default Re: Plasma keeps losing most of my desktop environment settings

    This is probably because of something that you are doing. But I am unable to guess what.

    I'll just note that I set my desktop to startup from a saved session. Then I set it up the way that I like, and save that session.

    The default it for Plasma to save things as you logout, and restore them on login. So what you get depends on what your desktop looked like at your last logout.
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    Default Re: Plasma keeps losing most of my desktop environment settings

    Yes, I have always had it set to restore previous saved session, but let me see what happens when i start with an empty session.
    Also, check out this other issue. I made a video showing the lag issue that's been going on this week.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MCi...ature=youtu.be

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    Angry Re: Plasma keeps losing most of my desktop environment settings

    It has happened again. Pay attention to the times that are in the read circle and I did have the system set to restore previous saved session.

    Setup the desktop again
    https://paste.opensuse.org/89598058

    After rebooting it has changed again.
    https://paste.opensuse.org/25385109

    Also, the lag is back.

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    Default Re: Plasma keeps losing most of my desktop environment settings

    To fix the lag issue I'll change the setting to start with an empty session again.

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    Default Re: Plasma keeps losing most of my desktop environment settings

    I had to change the Desktop Session settings to start with an empty session in order to stop it from lagging.

    https://youtu.be/CZdStScNqmY

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    Default Re: Plasma keeps losing most of my desktop environment settings

    jonzn4SUSE here... back at it again with another video. ;D
    In this video you will see Plasma responding normally and then I'll make a change and you see the lag start.
    Again, to fix the issue I have to change my desktop session to start with an empty session.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwTa_cPJxd0

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    Default Re: Plasma keeps losing most of my desktop environment settings

    Check memory usage (with, for example, the "free" command in a konsole). Is there a difference in memory usage when you have lag problems?

    Check for looping processes -- running "top" in a terminal is useful for that.
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    Default Re: Plasma keeps losing most of my desktop environment settings

    Just noticed that lag issue affects both regular users, but not root.
    When logged in as root, I can make the same desktop changes as the regular user with no issue.
    I can log out of the regular user(lag issue) and then into root, log out of root and back into the regular user the lag issue is gone.
    If I make the same changes again as the regular user the lag returns.

    I'll make a change and post the result of free and top.



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    Default Re: Plasma keeps losing most of my desktop environment settings

    First off never ever log into a GUI as root. You can damage things accidentally


    Perhaps you have file indexing on that can cause serious lagging at least initially or if something went sideways with the index files

    same problem with a different user other then root. (root is special!!)??

    try clearing ~/cache

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