Unable to change desktop background image

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hpc
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Unable to change desktop background image

Postby hpc » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:48 pm

Hello, recently, I upgraded my linux desktop to linuxmint 18.2 with cinnamon. The problem I am facing is that I am unable to change the background image. Right after the upgrade, I was able to change the background image. I installed a few more applications including Insync (with nemo integration), updated a few other packages and rebooted the machine.

The background image after the reboot is totally grey and I am now not able to change the image at all. I notice from the output of

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 gsettings get org.cinnamon.desktop.background picture-uri
that the right background image is selected. In fact, if I change the image, the correct file is listed as the output of this command. However, the background continues to be grey.

I did a search on this issue and tried some of the solutions proposed. None of them seem to help my situation. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

PS: When I logout or lock the screen, the image shows up on the login screen. But once I login, the background turns grey.

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Re: Unable to change desktop background image

Postby hpc » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:53 pm

So, when I switch users, the background image setting works just fine. Therefore, it seems like this is to do with the settings in my account.


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