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I have a big problem here. So the problem in short: I can't change my background, and the Compiz Launcher won't save stuff I put there.

What happened before this happened you might ask?
Well I reinstalled Ubuntu from 13.04 to 12.04 LTS because it refused to let me login.

My setup: I have 3 HDD's

  • One mounted on / (12.04 LTS)
  • And one mounted on /home
  • And Windows 7 C: I don't really use it. (only for Windows games that can't be played though wine)

I reinstalled Ubuntu Tons of times (and used it) so my /home/(user) is filled with configuration files of programs.

I also have my /home encrypted.

Why do I think it's a permission problem?
Because it seems I have no permission to change my background or save thing on Compiz Launcher.

Any kind of help would be much appreciated. Thanks for reading.

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Ok I think I fixed it myself here is how: – R2D2 Oct 19 '13 at 11:33

you'll only get this problem when you have /home mounted some where in a other partition,

WARNING: this worked for ME this is how I fixed it, it doesn't mean it works for YOU, This won't break your OS but WILL remove all your config files
(unless you made a back-up)

Back-up your web browser data (and other config files that you may have there) Firefox:
Backup ~/.mozilla (a hidden folder with bookmarks and history and cookies of Firefox)

Chromium: No idea (Some one add this please, I think "~/.config/chromium" please confirm)

chrome: No idea (Some one add this please, I think "~/.config/google-chrome" please confirm)

then remove every .(name) folder in your or back them up somewhere.
Point is they can't be in /home/user/* (or further).

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