Mid 2009 iMac Lion 10.7.2
I've had the most obscure problem lately. I recently screwed over my mac by installing ubuntu, but forgetting to move GRUB. So I had to reinstall firmware and such. It's been working fine EXCEPT for one thing.
Saving. It saves things like documents and such quite easily, but things like the dock, preferences, stuff like that doesn't save. It just so happens my wallpaper is stuck with the trollface saying "problem?" It changes, but when I log back out and in, it is reset.
Also, it won't save documents/files without prompting for an admin pw if it's not within the first 2 levels of my home directory.
I've tried getting the info of my home folder, unlocking it, and saving the permissions for RW for me with all enclosed items. I've also tried repairing perms.
EDIT: it says I don't have permission when I try to copy over a file.