Ambient Panel Won't Save
  • Just looking around
    Twiggy
    Posts: 15 from 2018/3/24
    Hello all,

    Not sure if this is just the hard drive dying or something, but whenever I create and save a panel/dock it disappears on reboot. I had a back up config (can't remember the file location now, but I think it was in prefs somewhere) which I can put there and that stays. However, any further changes won't stay saved.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
  • »25.03.21 - 09:49
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    sailor
    Posts: 178 from 2019/5/9
    From: Central Bohemi...
    Hi,
    I had the same problem several times, but I cannot foundout the case.
    And every time it was only on MOS-unsupported iMac G5/2.1 and Powermac G5 Quad/2.5.
    On Pegasos 2 and Powerbook panel works OK.

    With Powermac I had also problem, that he shows unregistered MOS ( even if was registred) - and in one case when it shows unregistered MOS, the panel stay unsaved with save.

    But it is only one context I remember. Finally I succeed save the panel settings on Powermac ( state of MOS was registered this time).
    I don't know if it is somehow related or it's just a coincidence.


    [ Edited by sailor 25.03.2021 - 14:35 ]
    AmigaOS: Pegasos II, Sam440ep-flex, Micro A1-C, AmigaOneX1000
    MorphOS: Pegasos II, Powerbook G4, iMac G5, Powermac G5 Quad
  • »25.03.21 - 14:34
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    Kronos
    Posts: 2035 from 2003/2/24
    Never had that problem not even on the iMac so I doubt that there is a specific issue with those.

    It does seem that the write fails (check with Snoopium) which can be the result of a dying HD -> get an SSD

    Or there is already a file there which is in use (and can't be overwritten) or maybe the directory is somehow write-protected.
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  • »25.03.21 - 17:03
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    sailor
    Posts: 178 from 2019/5/9
    From: Central Bohemi...
    The write error is unlikely - Powermac have new SSD, and have no errors (S.M.A.R.T, linux).
    Snoopiun or debuglog is good idea, if we can repeat this error.

    Up to now I didn't examine this, because it is marginal problem and I noticed every occurence until late - i.e. after reboot. Too late to check anything.
    AmigaOS: Pegasos II, Sam440ep-flex, Micro A1-C, AmigaOneX1000
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  • »25.03.21 - 17:42
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    Twiggy
    Posts: 15 from 2018/3/24
    Thanks for the replies people. I'll look into a SSD solution, perhaps Snoopiun to confirm.

    Cheers
  • »26.03.21 - 10:12
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  • K-L
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    K-L
    Posts: 36 from 2020/11/17
    From: Lyon, France
    I had the same problem. Actually, with the panel, you have to save twice : once in the panel prefs with the "save" button and a second time with a right click on the arrow of the panel and then click "save the panel".
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  • »26.03.21 - 11:22
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    Kronos
    Posts: 2035 from 2003/2/24
    Not sure why and when, but at one point saving from the prefswin had been disabled, I already reenabled it will start checking for side effects in the next few days.

    Mortal users will still have to wait a while till the 3.16 release...
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  • »01.04.21 - 16:35
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  • Just looking around
    Twiggy
    Posts: 15 from 2018/3/24
    Quote:

    K-L wrote:
    I had the same problem. Actually, with the panel, you have to save twice : once in the panel prefs with the "save" button and a second time with a right click on the arrow of the panel and then click "save the panel".




    Aha, that's the answer! Thank you
  • »23.05.21 - 20:44
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