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




On 05/25/2017 06:08 AM, Dejan Jocic wrote:
> On 25-05-17, 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
>>
>>
>>
>>
> It's been a while since I've used feh for background. Anyway, it should
> save your choice in .fehbg file. And you should add that file to
> autostart, to preserve your background settings.
> 
That is what the man page says, and it does indeed create the ~/.fehbg
file.  But for whatever reason, I have not needed to invoke said file.
My background continues to work, even across a re-boot after having
invoked feh --bg-fill ...
> 
> 

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