Cinnamon wallpaper is gone

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skisoid
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Cinnamon wallpaper is gone

Post by skisoid »

Hello!

I updated my LM13 LT Cinnamon to version 2.0.14 with Backport packages. Everything went ok until I rebooted and discovered that my cinnamon wallpaper is totally black. Icons are present but no wallpaper. If I try to change wallpaper from system settings ->background it does nothing. It's interesting that when I log out then I see the wallpaper for blink of eye. Furthermore it is not possible to activate menu under right mouse button or selection etc.
I suspected that it is due to conflict between nemo and nautilus and I tried:

xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search
gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop true

The effect was immediate - no icons but wallpaper arrived. Now, I have two possibilities - icons and no wallpaper or wallpaper and no icons which is odd.

Uninstalling nautilus made nothing better. So can anyone help me?
gemini89
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Re: Cinnamon wallpaper is gone

Post by gemini89 »

Got the same problem in LM17, along with some other weird behaviour. Anyone has any clue how to fix this?
Desktop: Intel i5 4670K, 16 GB, Geforce GTX 770, LM 17 Cinnamon
"Steambox": AMD FX-6100, 8 GB, Geforce GTX 650Ti, LM 13 Mate
Ultrabook: Acer Timeline U, Intel i3, 4 GB, Intel HD 3000, LM 17 Cinnamon
Mediacenter: Intel NUC, LM 17 XFCE
pavelkh
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Re: Cinnamon wallpaper is gone

Post by pavelkh »

I have a similar problem in LM17.
In my case I do cinnamon restart and walpaper is back to normal after that (Alt+F2 -> r -> Enter).
Walpaper dissapear often but not always after laptop lid open.
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