Ubuntu :: Desktop Locks Up When Try To Change Desktop Background?

Jan 4, 2011

After installing gnome-color-chooser for Ubuntu 10.10, I followed all the steps to enable transparent gnome menu. When I logged out and logged back into my user, the gnome panel menu was transparent as It should be however, the desktop background changed color and I cannot change the desktop by right clicking the desktop. If I do right click and try to, the entire desktop and all programs freeze. The mouse works but that is it. Whenever I try to open gnome-color-chooser, I get this error message : ERROR Could not open or create file /home/User/.gtkrc-2.0-gnome-color-chooser. I have uninstalled and reinstalled both gnome color chooser and gnome panel with no luck.

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Ubuntu :: Change Desktop Background?

Mar 30, 2010

I am trying to change the Desktop Background on my Ubuntu 9.1 PC and am getting nothing but a black baxckground. I have tried the right click --> change desktop background --> and then double clicking on the desired background image but it does not work

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May 22, 2010

I upgraded to 10.04 and I can not change pictures on Ubuntu 10.04 it stays on black background and there is no picture when I click on it.

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Sep 14, 2009

I use Fedora 11 with all the updates up till now. I cannot change my desktop background using either System -> Preferences -> Appearance or gnome-control-center. I installed gconf-editor and checked the settings and everything seems normal and background is set to the wallpaper i desired but on the desktop nothing changes.

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Jun 6, 2010

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OpenSUSE :: 11.3 Crashes Very Often When Change Desktop Background?

Aug 14, 2010

It has been about a month since I installed openSUSE 11.3 (64bit, Gnome), and overall it is better than 11.2, but I have had some stability issues that I did not have with 11.2.

1. openSUSE 11.3 crashes very often when I change desktop background. I haven't experiment with it but it happens with downloaded images.

2. Changing monitor environment makes openSUSE to freeze. Fresh boot with external monitors connected usually works, but plugging & unplugging monitors usually makes openSUSE freezing. (I have to force power down)

3. Suspend makes openSUSE freeze a lot. Usually one suspension works, if I re-suspend it, it usually freezes.

I was wondering if these are common with 11.3 or I'm the only one who is having this.

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General :: Fedora 12 Installation / Change The Installation Background Not Desktop Background?

Feb 16, 2010

I want to change installation background image in fedora 12.

How to change the installation background not desktop background.

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Oct 25, 2010

Where is configuration to change default desktop background?

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Jul 11, 2011

I'm trying to get cron to run a bash script every 15 minutes to change my desktop background

running crontab -e I added


*/15 * * * * sh /home/ME/Documents/scripts/background.sh

(at first i didnt have the sh before the path of the script but read somewhere i needed that) But it doesnt seem to be running my script works fine if ran straight from the terminal so Dont think thats the problem.

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Aug 28, 2011

Is it possible to change the GNOME desktop background during some period of time by just a random phrase from the list on black screen? Will is seriously load the CPU and consume battery life?

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Jul 23, 2009

Up until KDE4 I could select a different image for each of the 4 virtual desktops. Now I tried Suse11.1 KDE and it seems like there is no such option. I can change the background image allright, but all 4 desktops have the SAME image.

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OpenSUSE :: Display A Different Desktop Background For Each Desktop?

May 23, 2011

How do I get it to display a different desktop background for each desktop? I'm sure I saw this option somewhere, but I can't find it again.

Secondly, it defaults with 4 desktops in a 2X2 grid layout. I changed it to 2, then back to 4 and now it has 4 desktops in a linear layout (1x4). How can I change it back to 2X2?

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Fedora :: "Change Desktop Background" Does Not Work?

Mar 6, 2011

I can't imagine no one else has run into this problem, but I tried several search phrases and couldn't find anything.When I bring up the "Appearance Preferences" window and change the background, NOTHING happens! If you log out and log back in, then the new background is displayed. But surely this is not the way it should work. Shouldn't the background change immediately?

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Jun 17, 2011

I started up my computer, the seccond time since i had installed ubuntu 11.04. My unity desktop was gone, and it was now the old desktop(classic). I tried to change it but it didn't work. Then i as i only saw one option i reinstalled ubuntu then it worked again and have since.

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 Upgrade - Desktop Locks After 10 Minutes Or So

Jun 8, 2010

I've upgraded to 10.04 I have had a few small problems, for one, when the desktop locks after the predetermined 10 minutes or so, upon reconnection my mouse no longer works. This is a laptop and I use a usb mouse now, which occasionally will not work unless a unplug and replug. Secondly, when the desktop locks it disconnects the network, never used to do that.

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May 9, 2011

s it possible to change desktop picture on every desktop I have?

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OpenSUSE :: Locks Desktop To Reenter Password After 5 Minutes

Sep 26, 2010

when I move the mouse to the top left it shows the 4 desktops. But I have switched it to 2 desktops, plus I also undid the screen edge section in personnel settings. How do I turn this ANNOYING feature off, as I have the tradition menu there & makes life difficult. It locks the desktop to reenter the password after 5 minutes. I turned the screen-saver off & unchecked the lock desktop setting in there also. I tried to search for these, but ever time I did it would tell me it was to generic of a search.

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Jun 20, 2011

AAO D255, all updates, Ununtu 11.04My desktop background and folder icons are dim in comparison to the slider and any program I open. I also notice that when I run a program that installs anything that screen dims (gets like this grey opacity I guess) after a period of time. I am plugged into the wall so the laptop is NOT running on battery.Is there some setting I need to tweak after this latest install? This did NOT occur prior to samesaid.

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Apr 2, 2010

I just restarted my computer, tried to login and all i see is the blue Kubuntu wallpaper, the desktop items never load, i can run terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+f2 however? This happened before and i just reinstalled the kde, but i really need to find out why this keeps happening.

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Jun 11, 2010

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Sep 7, 2010

A good app that would allow me to select some pics (like of the Christchurch earthquake) that would make up a slideshow for a desktop background, instead of a static pic? I know Mac's have the ability to do this, and am curious as to what is available for Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Where Is Desktop Background Directory

Mar 25, 2011

I want to add and remove pictures to use as a background ... I know I can do this by right clicking on the desktop but I am looking for the actual file where the backgrounds are stored.

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Ubuntu :: Only Get Desktop Background After Logging In?

May 29, 2011

I am running ubuntu 11.04, and recently installed slim to be able to change my login screen theme. After changing it, I restarted my computer, typed in my username/password and it just brought me to an image of my background with no icons or the sidebar. When I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 it brings me to a command prompt. Also, after the log in I get an error displaying Enter password to unlock your login keyring. After entering my password nothing happens.

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Oct 24, 2009

it seems that the backgnd on the Ubuntu 9.4 desktop can't be seen at all anymore. It was working. How can I get it back on ? The "Display" function is useless.

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OpenSUSE :: Can't Set Any Jpg/png As Desktop Background?

Feb 11, 2010

I've had this problem for a long time (since I first installed 11.2) but I hoped KDE SC 4.4 would fix it for me. Since it didn't, I decided to make a thread about it. I have a really weird problem ─ I can only set svg graphics as desktop backgrounds. I can't put any kind of png/jpg (haven't tried others) picture as a wallpaper. All I get is a black background. The weather backgrounds etc. work perfectly fine. I can create a svgz file in Inkscape and insert a png image in it but that's kind of a stupid workaround for a problem. Has anyone encountered a problem like this?

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Ubuntu :: Can't Right Click Images For Desktop Background?

Jan 20, 2010

Until a few days ago [updates perhaps?] I was able to right click on images to save as desktop backgrounds and now suddenly that option is no longer in my right click menu on any image anywhere including my own.

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Ubuntu :: 9.10 - Orange Desktop Background Missing

Jun 8, 2010

I just downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 and noticed that the old nice Ubuntu 9.10 Orange Desktop Background was missing. Can I get it from somewhere or download it for Ubuntu 10.04?

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Jun 27, 2010

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Ubuntu :: Set Weather Map As Desktop Background (gnome)?

Jul 7, 2010

I wanted to use a regularly- and frequently-updating weather map as my desktop background (extreme desktop tweakers can stop reading here: yes, I'm committing the unspeakable act of using a 640x480 image as the background for my 1280x1024 desktop. What can I say? I'm a pragmatic kinda guy . . .). I came up with the following solution for doing this, but wanted to post here to see if someone else might suggest something more elegant and/or superior.

First, I created an extremely simplistic bash script that downloads the weather map image (640x480 a gif) and writes it to a file in my home directory called wmap-bkgrnd.gif. It's only two lines, as follows code...

So now cron downloads the image every 10 minutes and writes it to the wmap-bkgrnd.gif file in my user's home directory. Finally, I right-clicked on the gnome desktop and selected "change background," selecting that image as my desktop background.

It works, and gives the desired effect. I now have a weather map that updates every 10 minutes as my desktop background.

So, my questions. Is there a simpler/better way to accomplish this task? I have to say I have nothing against higher-resolution images and would use one if I could find something suitable. But so far, in the way of frequently-updated maps, I've only been able to find this low-resolution one.

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Feb 4, 2011

how do i change the desktop background on Lubuntu from a photo i downloaded?

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