How to make a wallpaper stay after reboot

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    Ady. S

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    For those of you have changed your wallpaper using the desktop settings app (available in xfce menu ---> settings OR /usr/share/applications) you may be experiencing a problem. Namely that after you turn on your aspire again, the wallpaper isn't there and you just have a solid colour. The way to solve this is as follows:

    1) Open a terminal (alt+f2 then run terminal)
    2) Type in
    Code:
    su
    then hit enter
    3) Type in your password
    4) Type in
    Code:
    mv
    but do not hit enter
    5) After mv (same line) write the full filepath for the image you want as the wallpaper then a space (again DO NOT HIT RETURN)
    eg. /mnt/home/Pictures/green.png (you can just copy this from desktop settings if its the current image)
    6) Still on the same line type in /usr/share/xfce4/backdrops/
    7) Now you can hit enter!
    8) There won't be any confirmation but if you got to /usr/share/xfce4/backdrops/ the image will be there
    9) Select the image in desktop settings in its new location
    10) When you reboot it will stay put :)
     
    Ady. S, Sep 9, 2008
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    galone

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    hey i must be the dumbest linux user in the whole world, would u please be kind enough to write your full path? mine is telling me incorrect path directory after the "MV" part many thanks
     
    galone, Sep 10, 2008
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    galone

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    nvm i figured it out cheers
     
    galone, Sep 10, 2008
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    Ady. S

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    I did write an example but hey - at least you got there in the end :)
     
    Ady. S, Sep 10, 2008
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    SuzuKube

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    When i use the "List" fonction, my wallpaper stay... they just have to be on the ssd in /home/user/Pictures

    :)
     
    SuzuKube, Sep 10, 2008
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    rjm

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    This thread is related, in the case where both the wallpaper and related desktop configuration are lost after reboot (the "let xfce manage the desktop box" doesnt stay ticked problem...

    viewtopic.php?f=39&t=4310&p=28777#p28777
     
    rjm, Sep 29, 2008
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    Oh WOW! Thank you so much, the first instructions that actually work, this has been an ongoing problem since I bought the AA1, can't believe it's actually solved. Many thanks...
     
    ASWOLF, Dec 6, 2008
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