linuxmint 19 backgrounds settings do not work

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linuxmint 19 backgrounds settings do not work

Post by obastet » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:25 pm

Hi,
I am using Linuxmint 19, fresh install, Cinnamon. Everything works great except for the backgrounds settings: all the options (no picture / mosaic / centred / scaled / stretched / zoom / spanned) do the same: they stretch the picture. It is always the same whether I use the original Tara backgrounds or some that I imported (Sonya, Sylvia). Could anyone help me solve this problem and make the backgrounds settings work?
Cheers,
Olivier.

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Re: linuxmint 19 backgrounds settings do not work

Post by xenopeek » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:05 am

It all works here from the v2 ISO.

Have you applied updates in Update Manager? I can't think of a possible reason for this aside from some patch update for Cinnamon or Muffin you haven't install yet. Or possibly issue with your graphics card driver? Suggest to add the output of command inxi -Fxrz run from the terminal here for others to perhaps have some more insight on that.
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Re: linuxmint 19 backgrounds settings do not work

Post by obastet » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:24 am

Thanks for answering. I install all the updates as soon as they are proposed.
Here's what appears in my terminal after I run the command:

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System:    Host: olivier-HP-ENVY-Notebook-13-ab0XX Kernel: 4.15.0-29-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: HP product: HP ENVY Notebook 13-ab0XX v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: N/A
           Mobo: HP model: 82B9 v: KBC Version 03.18 serial: N/A
           UEFI: Insyde v: F.11 date: 12/09/2016
Battery    BAT0: charge: 7.6 Wh 14.6% condition: 52.0/52.0 Wh (100%)
           model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Discharging
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-7200U (-MT-MCP-) 
           arch: Kaby Lake rev.9 cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10848
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 400 MHz 2: 400 MHz 3: 400 MHz
           4: 400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel HD Graphics 620 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@59.97hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 620 (Kaby Lake GT2)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-29-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (46.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: SAMSUNG_MZVLW256HEHP size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 164G used: 110G (71%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0C mobo: 0.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
           deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com tara main upstream import backport
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
Info:      Processes: 204 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 1765.2/7736.5MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56

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Re: linuxmint 19 backgrounds settings do not work

Post by obastet » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:49 pm

Hi. Due to the mentioned bug, and other little but annoying problems, I decided to re-install LM19. Works well now, but I have an overall impression that LM19 is less stable than LM18.3.
Thanks anyway.
Cheers,

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