Can't change screen background/wallpaper

Asked by John MacMenigall on 2017-05-15

On my desktop machine running 16.04LTS I can't change the background/wallpaper - it's stuck on 'Warty-final-ubuntu.png' and won't change. Right-clicking on an image & selecting 'Set as wallpaper' produces no discernible effect, certainly doesn't change the wallpaper! and neither do wallpaper-changers like Variety & Wallch. My laptop doesn't have this problem, has anyone any suggestions as to how to get the wallpaper changing to work as the purple screen is getting boring!

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2017-05-16
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2017-05-16

Try:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file:///home/username/path/to/image.jpg"

Obviously change the path and file name. Does it change?

John MacMenigall (fred575) said : #2

Andrew
Many thanks, sorry for the delay, just tried that, makes no difference at all!

John

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