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.
Regards
WebBuddha

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2009-01-16
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2009-02-01
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 https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

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

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.