Newbie: openSUSE irregularity?

I am becoming frustrated with the boot irregularity that seems to affect me, both when I restart the computer and when I wake from sleep mode. It seems as if things are constantly changing; it forgets my Synaptik settings, forcing me to input them again; it mutes my audio; it forgets my xmodmaprc and requires I run it again; and so on. What is going on? I’m sure I can’t be the only one having this trouble.

12.2 x64, KDE.

We need to know more about your computer. Such issues, as you relate, are hardware issues and knowing the exact computer make, model, CPU type & speed, hard disk type & size, memory type & size, audio chipset, network setup and so forth can help solve such problems. Also consider making a separate post on each important problem to having six or mores problems in a single post may scare off any potential help. Be specific on each issues and what steps have been made to fix the issue. It is not common to have so many issues, but having a couple does occur to some people.

Thank You,

Thanks for the answer; I was hoping there was just some “remember my settings” option somewhere that I had just missed, or some explanation why things seem so variable. My system is an Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830T, 2.10 ghz, 8 gb ram. I’m running KDE on the latest openSUSE (12.2). I posted a blanket-problem because it was the irregularity itself, not the specific problems, that has been bothering me. I expect waking up to come without changes.

I do not know how much it will help, but at least in my case my volume
settings are preserved through sleep/resume as well as restart, at least
assuming “preserve” means keeps the settings that are set at the time of
the sleep or the shutdown. Sometimes I wish I could set a default state
so that on resume/startup volume would always be muted, but that’s not
normal or (afaik) expected behavior.

I do not have a Synaptik device, or use xmodmap, so not sure there.
openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 fresh install from just after it shipped.

Good luck.

On 2012-12-18 14:35, ab wrote:

> I do not have a Synaptik device, or use xmodmap, so not sure there.
> openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 fresh install from just after it shipped.

The place was “/etc/pm/sleep.d/”, where you have to write an appropriate
script to reload whatever is necessary. However, with systemd things
have changed in unknown ways.

Maybe laptop-mode-tools can help :-?

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

User settings are in the users home so do you have some strange setup for your home?

I’m not affected. Don’t know if it’s because I’m using desktop PCs.

Just an idea:

Do you change the user while running openSUSE?
Each user usually has it’s own setup with respect to loudness, etc., as far as I know.
So even starting a root session alongside the standard user and switching to this session
may change things.

No, I don’t use different users, and have done little in the way of changing settings. In particular, the following programs stop when I sleep and I want them to start again:

  1. Synaptiks (touchpad)
  2. xmodmap (rebinding my menu key)
  3. pulse audio (can’t use my mic without it!)

How can I get these to stick around when my laptop wakes up?

openSUSE 12.2 x 64, KDE (fresh install)

The point is to try and add a new user and see if the settings stick for that one. Settings are in your home and a new user will have a different home. Also try once setting thing log out which should force a save of any change in settings. Also again I ask if you have some odd format on the home partition?