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Old 07-08-2005, 01:12 AM   #1
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using ubuntu and need help with background


whenever i login it always resets my wallpaper back to default so how can i stop it from doing that?
 
Old 07-08-2005, 02:43 AM   #2
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Do you have the ubuntu-calendar app installed? (It governs the desktop wallpaper). This might be responsible.
(You can check with synaptic).
 
Old 07-08-2005, 03:02 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 04:14 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 08:04 PM   #5
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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?

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Old 07-09-2005, 02:13 AM   #6
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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.
Eg;
sudo gimp /usr/share/pixmaps/name.of.splashscreen.file

For further art work
http://www.gome-look.org
http://art.gnome.org
 
Old 07-09-2005, 02:54 AM   #7
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another question i was browsing some forums and i saw a pic of someone's terminal and it had like a background to it (a actual picture) i was wondering how he did it.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 03:11 AM   #8
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Open a terminal.
Click on Edit > Current Profile and go to the Effects tab.
You can assign a background image there.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 07:17 AM   #9
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thnx, since im new to linux what would be some good books, currently this is the only book i got (someplace out in my garage).

http://tinyurl.com/b8kfm

What would be some other good (but cheaper) books that i should read.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 07:59 AM   #10
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http://www.tldp.org/

Most of what you need is here.

Also, linuxquestions.org is searchable and contains a HUGE amount of technical knowledge.
 
  


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