On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 08:21:42AM -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>On Sat, 28 Nov 2009 17:48:50 -0500
>fred smith <fredex(a)fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
>>On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 01:53:14PM -0500, Todd Zullinger wrote:
>>>Bill Davidsen wrote:
>>>>Could you explain a little more what you are trying to do?
>>>>If you're just trying to change the wallpaper, what happens when
>>>>you just use the standard menu to do that? Or are you trying to do
>>>>What behavior do you get when you (from memory)
>>>>file} and if by default you mean system wide, the [make default]
>>>>button may help
>>>As the subject says, he's trying to change the background for the
>>>GDM screen. Since GDM doesn't provide a panel, there isn't really a
>>>convenient way to browse to system->preferences->appearance... :)
>>>Using gconftool-2 is generally the best way to achieve this, and
>>>works fine for me on F-12 (as it has in past releases). Why it's
>>>not working for Fred remains to be seen.
>>As Todd says, I'd like to change the GDM (login) screen wallpaper. I
>>had accidentally stumbled into that in F10, and never really knew how
>>I had done it (but liked the image it ended up with so I left it.)
>>but then my SSD went bad and when I got it back from repair I
>>installed F11 and never pursued this, but now that I've done an
>>update to F12 I'd like to change the image again. I thought that
>>choosing "make default" in the tool Bill suggests would do it, but it
>>doesn't. so I've also tried the command (shown in earlier emails in
>>this thread but somehow purged from this one) using gconftool-2 and
>>it didn't work either.
>>i've put the image in /usr/share/backgrounds/images, but a lot of the
>>discussion I've seen of this just say "/usr/share/backgrunds", so
>>it possible that it should not go in any of hte subdirs there? doesn't
>>seem to make sense, as I specified the full path to the file when I
>It's apparent that even after the above is spelled out, users still
>can't read. The Op is speaking of the Gnome Login background (GNOME
>NOT the users DESKTOP BACKGROUND.
>Un Effin' believable...
As several of us have noted, this seems to work for us. The OP may have
something else blocking this, or a high uptime, since I think you have to
Bill, this is on my eeepc 901 netbook, so unlike my desktop, it gets
rebooted a lot, and therefore GDM has been restarted many times.
I'd sure LIKE to find the "correct" way to do it. but after a lot of
head-banging I gave up and hacked the config file that identifies the
actual file. yes, I know, not the right solution. perhaps inspiration
will strike some day soon and I'll then go back and do it right.
---- Fred Smith -- fredex(a)fcshome.stoneham.ma.us -----------------------------
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