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Originally posted by verbose display -window root pic.jpg doesn't work for Gnome
That's what I thought. Isn't there an option in nautilus you can use to not have it manage the background image? Else there should be a command line interfdace similar to the kde one from above. I think gconftool or something it's called
*The command you've mentioned applies an image to a window, which isn't what I want. I want to make the image my desktop background.
Yeah, it applies it to the _root_ window. Which is what you want. The problem here is that nautilus draws over that.