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[SOLVED] fixed desktop background after upgrade

Postby scimmiettarossa on Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:58 am

hi
I've just updated my LMDE xfce following the instructions at http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2170

two issues:
a) (solved) X was not working... even if I deselected the update of the packages relevant to the graphic side of the system, I had to reinstall the ATI proprietary drivers, revert the default xorg.conf to my (previous saved) version, enabling xinerama on 4 monitors ... and then everything went ok.. apart:
b) the desktop background remains stick on the default LMDE, on all monitors: the setting manager has no effect


anyone could help me in this?
thanks a lot
rosanna
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Re: fixed desktop background after upgrade

Postby zerozero on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:23 am

scimmiettarossa wrote:b) the desktop background remains stick on the default LMDE, on all monitors: the setting manager has no effect
is nautilus installed and handling the desktop?
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Re: fixed desktop background after upgrade

Postby scimmiettarossa on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:37 am

yes, nautilus is installed... and... i do not think it is in charge of managing the desktop, it being an xfce....
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Re: fixed desktop background after upgrade

Postby zerozero on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:10 am

ohh nautilus doesn't care if it is on xfce or gnome, it just takes over :mrgreen:
try to run it with the
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nautilus --no-desktop
flag and see if you see any changes
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Re: fixed desktop background after upgrade

Postby scimmiettarossa on Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:13 pm

tried... no way :cry:
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Re: fixed desktop background after upgrade

Postby jjaythomas on Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:51 pm

ohh nautilus doesn't care if it is on xfce or gnome, it just takes over


Ditto :mrgreen:

Use 'Task Manager/System monitor' to see if nautilus running or try getting into settings>window manager and/or settings>window manager tweaks.
if can't 'xfwm4 knocked out (run from terminal and re-save session). :wink:

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Re: fixed desktop background after upgrade

Postby scimmiettarossa on Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:47 pm

mmmh... sorry, perhaps i missed something on your post, jaythomas ... my english is not so fluent... so, can you explain again step by step?
tnx
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Re: fixed desktop background after upgrade

Postby zerozero on Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:35 pm

rosanna, let's try to get this done :)
1- you have nautilus installed, right?
2- in a xfce DE you probably don't need it at all? or do you have any use for it? (probably you weren't even aware that it was there)
3- remove nautilus
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apt remove nautilus
it won't hurt a bit and at least we'll know if the issue comes from there
4- anytime (if not happy with the end result) you can re-install it again (but why should you do it i wonder)
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[SOLVED] Re: fixed desktop background after upgrade

Postby scimmiettarossa on Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:13 pm

thanks to all your posts, i've been able to solve this issue

yes, the problem was nautilus, putting its hands on the desktop...: for just a second at the X boot, the customized backgrounds are on, and the next moment they revert to the default... AND in the meantime a nautilus windows appears

i've tried to remove nautilus from the "autostart" group... bu it was not present... (and in effect i didn't set it... and i did not even install nautilus directly.. thunar is enough, for me)... but looking at the autostart list, i found "dropbox", that actually was installed by me, together with its nautilus plugin....

so, removing dropbox from the autostart was enough to solve the problem, even without uninstalling nautilus.... so i can maintain the dropbox-nautilus integration, simply executing dropbox when i need it...

thanks for all the suggestions!!!! :D
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