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ok me being new and all, i managed to find synaptic, and i scrolled down and didn't see ubuntu- calendar, anywhere on the list so i assume i need to get it, so where would i get it from? i need like step by step how to do this.
You don't need to install this. I asked because if you did have it installed then it would explain why the wallpaper keeps resetting itself.
How are you changing the wallpaper?
The Ubuntu-calendar is an app which over rides the users wallpaper settings and downloads and displays a different wallpaper each month.
I've not bothered with it myself. I'm a bit of a wallpaper junky and spend a reasonable amount of time at deviant art/gnome-look et al, getting new ones.
i just right click, change desktop background and select it, but when i log back in it changes back to the default ubuntu one.
Edit: hmm... odd, i guess now that i put the wallpaper in home/cegha/ it leaves it applied now, i guess that when i moved it from desktop to there it got confused as to where it went. Thnx for the help though.
Edit 2:Also, i found a tutorial or something someone posted someplace on how to change the splash screen and i did that, but i was wondering if possible to change the background to the splash screen, i got my splash screen pic but its small and doesnt take up an entire screen and you see the brownness behind it and it looks bad, is there anyway to change the color of that actual background to the splash screen?
I think so yes. You just need to find the place where the splash screen is stored and edit it and save it back.
Most of the graphics used in gnome are in /usr/share/pixmaps and /usr/share/icons.
Remeber to edit it as root because it's a system file.
sudo gimp /usr/share/pixmaps/name.of.splashscreen.file