[SOLVED] Desktop Background Missing....can't restore it

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[SOLVED] Desktop Background Missing....can't restore it

Postby wannabegeek on Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:43 am

Hi all...


I'm running Mint 13 with Xfce and recently my Desktop background just vanished....I have a black screen ....but everything else works fine.
I have all my other items, such as the main menu and tools bars, but I can't get a wallpaper to show up and I can't see my symbolic link icons...

Everything looks fine in terminal.

When I try to reselect a wall paper there' s no errors....

I am at a loss, Google hasn't been helpful with this particular behavior.

Thanks for your help !
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Re: Desktop Background Missing....can't restore it

Postby Tomasakr on Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:48 pm

Hi wannabegeek,

I had the same problem and i found this topic http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=114754 .

In my case a proces 'xfdesktop' not running, so i opened it in application finder (ALT+F2) and everythink works fine :-)
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Re: Desktop Background Missing....can't restore it

Postby wannabegeek on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:32 pm

I just found the same solution on Ubuntuforums and was coming here to doc it and mark as solved....

I was expecting email notification of your post but didn't get one...?

Oh well.

Thanks Tomasakr anyhow.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... background
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Re: [SOLVED] Desktop Background Missing....can't restore it

Postby wannabegeek on Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:45 pm

When I ran xfdesktop yesterday, it then appeared to be running for every session that I had afterwards, even after reboot.

Today , it didn't start....below is my solution, adding it to .bash_profile:

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results=`pgrep xfdesktop`
if [[ $results -gt 0 ]]
  then
    echo -e "xfdesktop already running, process id: $results\n"
else
    echo -e "starting  xfdesktop\n"
    xfdesktop &
fi
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Re: [SOLVED] Desktop Background Missing....can't restore it

Postby jjaythomas on Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:12 am

another solution... :wink:

if xfdesktop keeps getting 'KNOCKED' out alot of times its apps that use (but don't need) nautilus, when they run :( . See if nautilus is installed and uninstall if is!

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