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Old 09-14-2009, 06:04 AM   #1
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Cannot change desktop background


Hello,

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. What is wrong? Can you help me?

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Old 09-14-2009, 08:30 AM   #2
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Right click the photo and select "Set as desktop background" - does this work?
 
Old 09-14-2009, 08:37 AM   #3
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No it does not work...
 
Old 09-14-2009, 09:05 AM   #4
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Just to be clear - a) it has never worked or - b) it stopped working after an update
 
Old 09-14-2009, 09:12 AM   #5
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As far as I know, It has never worked...
 
Old 09-14-2009, 09:29 AM   #6
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From System>Preferences>Appearance>Background you should see the attached screen - do you?.

Clicking on any of the backgrounds should take effect immediately (no need to click Make Default) - does this happen?
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Last edited by mickza; 09-14-2009 at 09:47 AM. Reason: clarity
 
Old 09-14-2009, 12:23 PM   #7
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It does not take effect. I click on different backgrounds but it does not change...
 
Old 09-14-2009, 11:30 PM   #8
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Create & log on as a new user, System>Administration>Users & Groups>Add User - does it work now?
 
Old 09-15-2009, 01:23 AM   #9
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I added new user and logged in and changing desktop background worked. Then I logged in as my regular user and I could managed to change the background.
 
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Great - I was going suggest downloading gconf-cleaner (yum install gconf-cleaner) if the new user was OK and the regular user still failed but don't bother if it's now working.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 01:49 AM   #11
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Thank you very much for your help...
 
  


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