Clairification - was [Re: Desktop Background Bites the Dust]
On 05/20/2017 09:31 PM, Michael Milliman wrote:
The bug report also lists a workaround (which I haven't tried).
The workaround is using the feh package to manually set the background
image. This does work, however, it has to be done each time you
log-in. It is better than nothing. Upstream also appears to have
a bug reported on it, and they suggest installation of mate-desktop
16.2 with caja 16.3, neither of which has made it to the Debian
distribution as of yet.
Being one who emphatically avoids graphics I found a subtle gotcha.
The man page <https://manpages.debian.org/jessie/feh/feh.1.en.html>
_mentions_ setting wallpaper in passing my noting "Use --no-xinerama to
treat the whole X display as one screen when setting wallpapers."
An example command line to use would be (as a single line):
feh --no-xinerama /usr/share/backgrounds/mate/desktop/GreenTraditional.jpg
It also does not mention how to set it as the wallpaper ;)
Once the above command has displayed the chosen image:
1. right-click anywhere in the image
2. chose File->Background->Set Filled from the displayed menu/sub-menus