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

On 05/25/2017 05:56 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
> 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
> If I had read the man page more slowly that using the menu to set the
> image as wallpaper was unnecessary. Use:
> feh --no-xinerama  --bg-fill
> /usr/share/backgrounds/mate/desktop/GreenTraditional.jpg
And actually, the --no-xinerama flag is not needed, at least on my
system.  I use feh --bg-fill ... and it works just fine.  Of course,
that is a very limited (and safe) usage of feh.  I don't think it wise
to use it for anything much more (IMHO).

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