I'm using SuSE Linux 8.0 and I can configure my own UserID fine but I can't seem to change things like the Root users desktop ... may not seem much but I'd like to get rid of the awful background that SuSE, by default, supply.

I log on as "root", right click the desktop, select configure desktop and then select background. I switch to no wallpaper and give the desktop an nice vertical gradient colour but when I log off and on again it switches back to the original desktop.

This happens on another machine too!