HowTo: Add Wallpapers To Default Cinnamon Backgrounds Folder

Write tutorials here
There are more tutorials here
Forum rules
Please don't add support questions to tutorials,start your own thread in the appropriate sub-forum instead. Before you post please read this
Post Reply
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:35 am

HowTo: Add Wallpapers To Default Cinnamon Backgrounds Folder

Post by rkabelich » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:38 am

OS: Mint 18 Cinnamon 64-bit
Cinnamon: 3.0.7
Kernel: 4.4.0-101-generic

Unfortunately user defined background resets to default after kernel-updates, sometimes. So it could be necessary to add the picture you want to use to default-backgrounds.
I did this in Linuxmint Sarah. Hereinafter *sarah* might be replaced with the edition you use.

Copy your picture to the backgrounds-folder using administrative permissions:

sudo cp /path-to-the-origin/your-file.jpg /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/your-file.jpg

Open the backgrounds configuration file using administrative permissions:

sudo xed /usr/share/cinnamon-background-properties/linuxmint-sarah.xml

Add the following lines to the linuxmint-sarah.xml while replacing the name, filename and artist:

<wallpaper deleted="false">
<name>add a title for the picture here</name>
<artist>your name</artist>

Make sure the lines are placed above:

Save the file linuxmint-sarah.xml

Change your background in the familiar way.

Post Reply

Return to “Tutorials”