Pls, how can I add wallpaper in Linux Mint 12 Lxde?

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Pls, how can I add wallpaper in Linux Mint 12 Lxde?

Postby UUUnicorn on Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:37 pm

Hello, how're you?

Please, I was wondering: how can I add wallpapers into Linux Mint 12 Lxde (if possible)? :?

I've tried to copy and paste them into \usr\share\backgrounds, but I get an error message when I do, and the wallpaper doesn't appear in the folder. :(

Thank you very much in advance.

Sincerely,

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Re: Pls, how can I add wallpaper in Linux Mint 12 Lxde?

Postby caribriz on Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:53 pm

Open a terminal and enter:
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pcmanfm --desktop-pref


Or right-click desktop > Desktop Preferences

Will open Desktop Preferences gui -
Click folder icon to right of "Wallpaper"
Navigate to your wallpaper, click it, click Open.

I've tried to copy and paste them into \usr\share\backgrounds, but I get an error message when I do, and the wallpaper doesn't appear in the folder. :(

I copied a background from Pictures folder to /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-lisa this way:
from /home/yourusername/Pictures
click Tools > Open current folder as root .... another window opens
From new window - click on picture, click Edit > copy
type /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-lisa in location bar, press enter
Edit > Paste
close superuser window.

Some great tips if you haven't already read it
Beginner's guide setting up Mint LXDE by seppalta:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=175&t=83103

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Re: Pls, how can I add wallpaper in Linux Mint 12 Lxde?

Postby UUUnicorn on Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:45 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Caribriz! :D
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Re: Pls, how can I add wallpaper in Linux Mint 12 Lxde?

Postby seppalta on Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:30 pm

I've tried to copy and paste them into \usr\share\backgrounds, but I get an error message when I do, and the wallpaper doesn't appear in the folder. :(

The file browser, Pcmanfm, under Tools in its taskbar, offers the user the immediate opportunity to reopen that directory as root. This allows you to edit any of the files in the same way as you would do to files in your home directory, that is, files that you own. In other words, you have all the privileges of reading, writing, moving, coping, editing, dragging, deleting, etc - the things that you are accustomed to doing if you are coming from Windows. See http://lxlinux.com/introduction.html for additional information and tips.
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