Not able to set Wallpaper/Background in intrepid

Asked by WebBuddha on 2009-01-15

Binary package hint: gnome

When ubuntu opens and accepts my logon credetials I see the background I have selected for a very brief period then the desktop reverts back to a solid color or gradient.. Depending on how the colors were set up for a specific background. Really strange it is. I can bring up the change background dialog and select different backgrounds. The only thing that changes is the background color and a picture is never displayed.
My resolution is 1680x1050.

I've checked the gconf-editor already and the option /desktop/gnome/background/draw_background is "checked".
I've also checked my gconf.xml file and found this part: <entry name="draw_background" mtime="1230064565" type="bool" value="false">
So I've changed the option value to "true" and I rebooted, but nothing changed.

I'm hopefull to get a solution here.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see

WebBuddha (webbuddha) said : #2

I've logged in with an different user and that is still working fine. I'm able to change my backgrounds all night long ;-)
So it must be an "user" problem.

Any ideas from your side...creating an new one is not really an idea.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #3

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