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Old 04-25-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
Robertson Tay
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Background problems


Xubuntu I have set a background photo for my desktop. Sometimes on booting it appears normally, other times there is simply a black background, and right-clicking on this to select a background has no effect. Sometimes a reboot brings up the correct background, other times it doesn't. Like all intermittents, it's a mystery

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Old 04-26-2013, 01:09 AM   #2
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Yes, I agree, it is a mystery. Is there any info in the logfiles?
 
Old 04-26-2013, 07:05 AM   #3
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Nothing in /var/log/boot (blank), and can't find any other likely log file.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #4
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that can be /var/log/messages, the logs of Xorg or gdm and also there can be other places as well
 
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I think I might end up reinstalling, but though I have a full backup, I might find hthat whatever caused the problem might simply be reinstated. Of course, I still have a copy of Mint....
 
Old 04-29-2013, 10:25 AM   #6
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Upgrade to 12.10 sorted out the problem. Thanks for advice given.
 
  


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