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Slick greeter wallpaper not changing (Solved)
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:19:05 pm »
I recently upgraded my Peppermint 8 install to the respin using the provided instructions and everything went great. I changed my wallpaper yesterday and noticed that my wallpaper on the login screen didn't change with it. It shows the wallpaper I had and not the one I changed it to. I tried looking at different settings for lightdm and slick-greeter and tried adding "draw-user-backgrounds=true" to a couple files, but nothing changed. Where would I have to look to reset the user background?
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Re: Slick greeter wallpaper not changing
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 12:50:41 pm »
Run:
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gksudo xed /var/lib/AccountsService/users/$USER
if that file contains a line that reads:-
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Background=/path/to/some/image
REMOVE that line, and SAVE the file.

For comparison, here's mine
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[User]
Language=en_GB
FormatsLocale=en_GB.UTF-8
XSession=Peppermint
SystemAccount=false
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Re: Slick greeter wallpaper not changing
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 08:23:43 pm »
That worked! It set the wallpaper back to the default. Now what would I have to do to get it to change to my desktop wallpaper?

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Re: Slick greeter wallpaper not changing
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 09:31:04 pm »
Go to:-

Menu > System Tools > Login Window

and set

Background

to whatever your wallpaper is.
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Re: Slick greeter wallpaper not changing
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 09:47:41 pm »
I was hoping for something more automatic like the lightdm-gtk-greeter did. No big deal though. Glad to get it changed back to the default. Thank you so much for help.