[SOLVED] MATE 1.6, desktop background with Wallch / Variety

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[SOLVED] MATE 1.6, desktop background with Wallch / Variety

Postby Lilarcor on Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:27 am

Hi,

I have Maya 13, 64 bits. Since the update to MATE 1.6, I can't get Wallch or Variety to work properly, it won't change my wallpaper anymore. Changing wallpaper manually by right-cliking the desktop and choosing a picture still works though. I tried with the command line and it does show up in the In the Mate configuration editor, but still no change :

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mateconftool-2 -t str --set /desktop/mate/background/picture_filename /home/myhome/Pictures/file.jpg


Anyone knows how to fix this?

BTW, I use Compiz and set it up with these instructions some months ago:

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/919


Thanks
Last edited by Lilarcor on Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: MATE 1.6, desktop background with Wallch / Variety

Postby SPV on Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:57 am

Since 1.6 the settings stored in gsettings, try to get

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gsettings get org.mate.background picture-filename


and change via 'gsettings set'
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Re: MATE 1.6, desktop background with Wallch / Variety

Postby Lilarcor on Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:29 am

Do you have examples on how to run the commands? My terminal command skills are a bit lacking (next to non-existant that is).

Thanks
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Re: MATE 1.6, desktop background with Wallch / Variety

Postby SPV on Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:17 pm

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gsettings set org.mate.background picture-filename /home/myhome/Pictures/file.jpg


Hope this helps
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Re: MATE 1.6, desktop background with Wallch / Variety

Postby Lilarcor on Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:03 pm

Hey Thanks! It really work like a charm. I even manage to get Wallch working again:

1. Run Wallch
2. Edit->Set custom command
3. Choose Other
4. Enter gsettings and add each of the arguments:

gsettings

set
org.mate.background
picture-filename
$image

5. Click on Apply
6. Click on Start
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Re: [SOLVED] MATE 1.6, desktop background with Wallch / Vari

Postby peterlevi on Fri May 24, 2013 5:43 pm

For Variety the same is achieved by editing the script ~/.config/variety/scripts/set_wallpaper.
A fixed version will appear on the PPA fairly soon, but for those not willing to wait or to edit the scripts manually, here's the fixed deb. If it still does not work for you, please delete the folder ~/.config/variety/scripts and run again.
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