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Old 07-02-2011, 09:09 PM   #16
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Well how are you trying to copy your pictures to that directory? You need to be root, so therefore, use either sudo, su -c, or log into a new terminal window as root, and use the cp command. This is a very basic command..........
 
Old 07-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #17
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Well how are you trying to copy your pictures to that directory? You need to be root, so therefore, use either sudo, su -c, or log into a new terminal window as root, and use the cp command. This is a very basic command..........
whenever i input command:
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cp home/neuron/pICS/wallpapers/Horror Gothic Scary/Horror HQ Wallpaper 47.jpg /usr/share/backgrounds/images
i get this output:
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cp: target `/usr/share/backgrounds/images' is not a directory

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Old 07-02-2011, 11:16 PM   #18
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yeah its working.....but i can only choose images already there.
How do i put one of my images in
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usr/share/backgrounds
IF you click add (+ sign) then you can browse to your photo's.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 02:47 AM   #19
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$ sudo -u gdm dbus-launch gnome-control-center
[sudo] password for jonquil:
No protocol specified
No protocol specified

(gnome-control-center:2366): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0
That's what I get when I try to run that command.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 03:24 AM   #20
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That's what I get when I try to run that command.
a) log in as root
b) type xhost + (command xhost, argument +)
c) then type the command
 
Old 07-03-2011, 03:27 AM   #21
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IF you click add (+ sign) then you can browse to your photo's.
i want to add pics from my home folder.....and clicking +....won't permit access to root folder.
access is denied
 
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a) log in as root
b) type xhost + (command xhost, argument +)
c) then type the command
Thanks, that worked!
 
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Thanks, that worked!
the real problem is how to change login box........
 
Old 07-03-2011, 04:32 AM   #24
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Dendron, I don't know if this will help or not, but when I was on Mandrake/Mandriva I used to change my login box by installing a theme from one of the major themes sites. There was one that looked like a handprint scanner that installed quite well...

***Later***

Now it seems they're using these .desktop files to do the installation, which won't work I'm afraid.

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Old 07-03-2011, 04:33 AM   #25
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Dendron, I don't know if this will help or not, but when I was on Mandrake/Mandriva I used to change my login box by installing a theme from one of the major themes sites. There was one that looked like a handprint scanner that installed quite well...
please elaborate....it may help....^_^
 
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Seems like the only solution to this is to install an alternate display manager...

http://slim.berlios.de/

It's designed to take on any DE and there are 3rd party themes available for it, albeit not many. But you might be able to do something with it...

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please elaborate....it may help....^_^
Login themes used to come in tarbell packages that you had to configure, make, etc.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 04:53 AM   #27
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how to i go with this cp command issue....
i've described it in this post...
 
Old 07-03-2011, 05:09 AM   #28
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Try putting out the ENTIRE string, like:

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cp /home/jonquil/image.jpg /usr/share/backgrounds/images/image.jpg
If that doesn't work, try actually creating a fake image.jpg file in that directory and try it again.

Let me know what happens.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 05:13 AM   #29
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Try putting out the ENTIRE string, like:



If that doesn't work, try actually creating a fake image.jpg file in that directory and try it again.

Let me know what happens.
output:
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cp: target `/usr/share/backgrounds/images/image.jpg' is not a directory
 
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output:
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cp: target `/usr/share/backgrounds/images/image.jpg' is not a directory
I didn't mean for you to copy and paste that exactly, just use it as an example...


Sometimes with me it helps if I put out the full directory string.

I will tell you something else that does not help is those spaces in your file names... while the GUI handles them just fine sometimes it can confuse the terminal on what exactly it is you're asking it to do since spaces are also used to break off commands.

And you are doing this as root and not regular user, right? If not you may want to become root first since you're trying to mess with system files.

Sorry if some of this is redundant, just trying to cover all the bases.

Finally, make sure that you actually HAVE a /usr/share/backgrounds/images directory....

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