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Re: Clairification - was [Re: Desktop Background Bites the Dust]

On 05/24/2017 12:26 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 05/20/2017 09:31 PM, Michael Milliman wrote:
>> [snip]
>>>> 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

I installed and have been using feh as a stop-gap until the Debian
repositories catch up to upstream and/or fix the problem in Stretch.
Been working just fine, with its limitations.  It's better than a black
desktop. :)  I had to read the man page a couple of times and try it
another couple of times to make it work, but work it does.


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