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Wallpapers disappear
« on: March 25, 2020, 01:35:50 pm »
Hi peppermint people, this is my first post.
I recently installed peppermint 10.
I'm having trouble with the desktop wallpaper.
The wallpapers disappear at each reboot and leave a gray screen . Really strange, I really don't know where to start to get over this problem.
For the rest I find peppermint very fast and functional, congratulations.
Kind regards

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Re: Wallpapers disappear
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 05:38:56 am »
Hi gabrix73,

We need a little more information, in a terminal copy and paste code below, then post the long  list of your computer hardware back here.
Do not worry the info gives us an idea on what you're running Peppermint on and may answer as to why you're having problems.   ;)
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inxi -Fz
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Re: Wallpapers disappear
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 02:52:18 pm »
Hi, thanks for answering, this the inxi -Fz output:
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System:    Host: orgazm23 Kernel: 5.3.0-42-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Console: tty 0 Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP EliteBook 8440p serial: <filter>
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 172A v: KBC Version 30.31 serial: <filter>
           BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 68CCU Ver. F.12 date: 03/09/2011
Battery    BAT0: charge: 33.8 Wh 96.2% condition: 35.1/35.1 Wh (100%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7 M 640 (-MT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2800 MHz 1: 1456 MHz 2: 1421 MHz 3: 1337 MHz 4: 1389 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.20.5 drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.03hz, 1366x768@59.79hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile version: 2.1 Mesa 19.2.8
Audio:     Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.3.0-42-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Qualcomm Atheros AR9271 802.11n driver: ath9k_htc
           IF: wlx00c0ca96cc4a state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 336.1GB (11.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS72503 size: 320.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdc model: Cruzer_Force size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 291G used: 33G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
           ID-2: /boot size: 704M used: 173M (27%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
           ID-4: swap-2 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-5: swap-3 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram1
           ID-6: swap-4 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram2
           ID-7: swap-5 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 220 Uptime: 37 min Memory: 1198.5/7752.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

I often connect a second tv monitor and i have same results.


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Re: Wallpapers disappear
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 06:19:25 am »
I'm actually puzzled to see why you have so many swap partitions? If you're only installing one Linux OS then one swap file will do. In 18.04 which Peppermint is based on you don't actually need a swap partition, as the OS will automatically cater for what Ram is needed, for each task. You only need swap if you have 1GB of ram or less and as you have 8GB of Ram then you don't need swap. I'm just wondering whether or not a fresh install without swap might fix it? I also need to ask on the installation USB did it display the default Wallpaper? If so then something during install went wrong and my advice is boot up the USB install image and  post back whether or not the default wallpaper is displayed? If it does display wallpaper, then I highly recommend a fresh install. Boot to the desktop on the USB then install from there, instead of choosing install from the grub list. Give this a try and get back to us with results. The thing is with Linux is that it's fun, sometimes annoying, but computers are all about having fun and that's what I love about Linux and computers in general.  :)
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[SOLVED] Re: Wallpapers disappear
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2020, 12:39:05 pm »
I'm actually puzzled to see why you have so many swap partitions?
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I have set nitrogen to start at boot

au revoir

p.s.
They are not properly swap but zram which is compressed ram which is given by the zram-config package i was experimenting with afterwards installation.