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Old 01-29-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
ZombyWoof
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unable to set jpeg image as wallpaper


would like to have the option of having a favourite photo as background on the desktop. the option is there on the right-click via <<external tools>>, but if i click on <<set as wallpaper>> i get a message <<could not find program - set>>. would be pleased to know if this is a configure issue and how to resolve.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
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Which Linux distribution are you running on? And which Desktop manager? Please, provide as many additional information you can.

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Old 02-06-2009, 03:07 PM   #3
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setting a photo as background

colucix - absolutely right, but have to admit to even more ignorance: not even sure what the version is! i just bought an asus eee pc 1000 and am using whatever that is supplied with. would be very useful to know how to find out what the distribution is for all sorts of reasons (does i686 make any sense?) someone has recommended getting ubuntu, but have to admit to being all at sea with that too.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 03:13 PM   #4
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Try the command
Code:
lsb_release -a
to find out. Or eventually look in the /etc directory for a file having the word "release" in its name. For example in my OpenSuse box I have a file /etc/SuSE-release containing a short info about the running OS:
Code:
openSUSE 11.1 (i586)
VERSION = 11.1
 
Old 03-02-2009, 12:00 PM   #5
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Question further to <<unable to set jpeg image as desktop background>>

Have followed advice on how to find out what the release is that I am using, but not got very far. use of <<lsb_release -a>> was unsuccesful and /etc directory did not contain a release file. From all I can work out it looks like KDE as a generic release. No idea on version!

If this is enough info to help out with how to set one of my own photos as a desktop background that would be great.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 12:13 PM   #6
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As a side point but relevant to finding out what release you're using, lsb_release -a is somewhat out of date. I tried it on my machine running Debian Squeeze (testing) and got this
Code:
$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version:    core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3
Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny)
Release:        5.0
Codename:       lenny
I guess the lsb_release package hasn't been updated since the Lenny->Squeeze changeover.
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 03-02-2009, 12:59 PM   #7
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Have followed advice on how to find out what the release is that I am using, but not got very far.....
I tried the command on my Box and it works fine; surely your machine came with some sort of documentation, try looking throught it...
 
  


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