Originally Posted by nickdalzell
Mom's laptop is for the fourth time already resetting her kubuntu settings to the default (stock wallpaper, default panel, all her desktop settings reset and deleted) and I have the exact same operating system, kubuntu 12.10. I never have this bug and the only difference is her machine is a Hewlett Packard high end desktop replacement laptop computer while mine is a low end Toshiba satellite. I told her she is either doing an improper shutdown, letting the battery deplete to 0% or something. She is now begging me to reinstall Windows as she keeps getting frustrated and constantly chimes "Windows wasn't this hard!" And I really don't want to break out the recovery disks!
Is the hard drive full/too many write cycles on a SSD? Are the write permissions screwed up? Perhaps just format and reinstall, my kubuntu started acting strange and reinstalling fixed it