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Old 03-03-2021, 06:40 PM   #1
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Linux Mint 20.1 (Cinnamon): Changing Desktop Backgrounds


I changed the background on our laptop FROM Bookwood 4000x2251 TO Sele 3840x2160, via Menu > Preferences > Backgrounds.

I have now decided that I really like Bookwood 4000x2251 better; however, when I click on Bookwood 4000x2251, then restart the laptop, the background doesn't change! Arrggghhhh! What am I not doing correctly?

Thanks for the help, guys.

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Old 03-03-2021, 07:25 PM   #2
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You should not have to reboot to change the background. You should be able to change it directly from the desktop configuration routine. So I have a clarifying question:

Does the desktop background change at all? If so, is it reverting to the previous desktop on reboot?
 
Old 03-03-2021, 08:47 PM   #3
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You should not have to reboot to change the background. You should be able to change it directly from the desktop configuration routine. So I have a clarifying question:

Does the desktop background change at all? If so, is it reverting to the previous desktop on reboot?
Upon reboot, the Bookwood desktop background appears briefly, then the Sele desktop appears. I would prefer that only the Bookwood page appear.
 
Old 03-03-2021, 08:59 PM   #4
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Upon reboot, the Bookwood desktop background appears briefly, then the Sele desktop appears. I would prefer that only the Bookwood page appear.
I have never encountered that with any DE on any distro and, frankly, don't have a clue as to what might be going on. But thanks for providing more information. It helps define problem more specifically.

I hope someone who knows more than me will come up with some ideas.
 
Old 03-03-2021, 10:42 PM   #5
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I have never encountered that with any DE on any distro and, frankly, don't have a clue as to what might be going on. But thanks for providing more information. It helps define problem more specifically.

I hope someone who knows more than me will come up with some ideas.
Well, based upon your rep, frankbell, I'm not very hopeful.

Whichever background I choose, it WILL load, but only after the SELE background makes a brief appearance.
 
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I should have thought of this last night: Try testing with other background images to see whether this is a general problem or related to that one specific image. Also, try creating a new user, then log in as new user and see if the problem also happens for new user.

I'm not sure what that will tell us, but, at this stage, every clue is worth collecting, and that may give us some hints as to where to look next.

As for my rep, well, thanks for noticing, but remember that Linux is a big topic; there are some things I know a lot about and others about which I know very little, and a lot of times I've just been one step ahead . . . .
 
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Are you using any kind of wallpaper utility such as Hydrapaper or Nitrogen? Sometimes a wallpaper changer will set the screen and if you change with the built-in system (like right click on desktop) it will only change until the next log-in. Just a thought.
 
Old 03-05-2021, 11:41 PM   #8
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Try testing with other background images to see whether this is a general problem or related to that one specific image. Also, try creating a new user, then log in as new user and see if the problem also happens for new user.
The problem does recur when I change the background.

How do I create a new user?
 
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Are you using any kind of wallpaper utility such as Hydrapaper or Nitrogen? Sometimes a wallpaper changer will set the screen and if you change with the built-in system (like right click on desktop) it will only change until the next log-in. Just a thought.
No. Just using the Start > Preferences > Background routine.
 
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Question: When entering password at login, am I to use Cinnamon (default) or Cinnamon (software rendering)?

Thank you.
 
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Did more testing today. To clarify my issue:

After entering my password,two different backgrounds are displayed!

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Old 03-10-2021, 08:00 PM   #12
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My laptop WAS running fine until just recently; but now that you mention it, I DID recently change my background image.

Immediately after restarting and seeing the change "live", I decided to try another background image; however, upon restart, the original background image is displayed briefly, followed by the new image. No matter what I do, I cannot eliminate the original background!

Could this my problem? If so, how can I resolve it?
 
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How do I create a new user?
Code:
sudo adduser
I believe the adduser command is included in the *buntus, as I have recently used it, but, if is not, you can use

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sudo useradd
but take a look at the man page before using it.
 
  


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