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Re: changing GDM background image on F12

On Sat, 28 Nov 2009 17:48:50 -0500
fred smith <fredex fcshome stoneham ma us> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 01:53:14PM -0500, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> > Bill Davidsen wrote:
> > > Could you explain a little more what you are trying to do?
> > >
> > > If you're just trying to change the wallpaper, what happens when
> > > you just use the standard menu to do that? Or are you trying to do
> > > something more?
> > >
> > > What behavior do you get when you (from memory)
> > >   system->preferences->appearance->background->add->{select a
> > > file} and if by default you mean system wide, the [make default]
> > > button may help
> > 
> > As the subject says, he's trying to change the background for the
> > GDM screen.  Since GDM doesn't provide a panel, there isn't really a
> > convenient way to browse to system->preferences->appearance... :)
> > 
> > Using gconftool-2 is generally the best way to achieve this, and
> > works fine for me on F-12 (as it has in past releases).  Why it's
> > not working for Fred remains to be seen.
> As Todd says, I'd like to change the GDM (login) screen wallpaper. I
> had accidentally stumbled into that in F10, and never really knew how
> I had done it (but liked the image it ended up with so I left it.)
> but then my SSD went bad and when I got it back from repair I
> installed F11 and never pursued this, but now that I've done an
> update to F12 I'd like to change the image again. I thought that
> choosing "make default" in the tool Bill suggests would do it, but it
> doesn't. so I've also tried the command (shown in earlier emails in
> this thread but somehow purged from this one) using gconftool-2 and
> it didn't work either.
> i've put the image in /usr/share/backgrounds/images, but a lot of the
> discussion I've seen of this just say "/usr/share/backgrunds", so is
> it possible that it should not go in any of hte subdirs there? doesn't
> seem to make sense, as I specified the full path to the file when I
> ran gconftool-2.

It's apparent that even after the above is spelled out, users still
can't read. The Op is speaking of the Gnome Login background (GNOME


Un Effin' believable...

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