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Re: Stretch Mate: can't change desktop wallpaper since updat

Postby furquan » 2017-05-15 10:40

gradinaruvasile wrote:So i tested feh and it is working...

It seems it cannot use svgs only png/jpg (probably others, not tried).


Good to know. You can convert svgs to png images if you want though.

I'm sure it's a bug and will get fixed soon. In the meantime, this workaround should do the job.
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Re: Stretch Mate: can't change desktop wallpaper since updat

Postby sistematico » 2017-05-16 08:37

Same here with MATE and Debian Testing.

I can't change background using mate-appearance-properties.
It's very annoing to using external app to change background in MATE.
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Re: Stretch Mate: can't change desktop wallpaper since updat

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2017-05-18 14:32

Just for the record the feh syntax is like this (example with default desktop background image:
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feh --bg-fill /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png


Options for background image:
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--bg-center
             Center the file on the background.  If it is too small, it will
             be surrounded by a black border

     --bg-fill
             Like --bg-scale, but preserves aspect ratio by zooming the image
             until it fits.  Either a horizontal or a vertical part of the
             image will be cut off

     --bg-max
             Like --bg-fill, but scale the image to the maximum size that fits
             the screen with black borders on one side.

     --bg-scale
             Fit the file into the background without repeating it, cutting
             off stuff or using borders.  But the aspect ratio is not pre‐
             served either

     --bg-tile
             Tile (repeat) the image in case it is too small for the screen
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Re: Stretch Mate: can't change desktop wallpaper since updat

Postby Frotz » 2017-05-18 19:10

gradinaruvasile wrote:So i tested feh and it is working...

It seems it cannot use svgs only png/jpg (probably others, not tried).


Feh will load .xpm files.
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Re: Stretch Mate: can't change desktop wallpaper since updat

Postby TonyT » 2017-05-19 23:30

Anybody NOT using a display manager and have this problem?
I'm running Stretch & MATE too but I don't use any display manager.
I just use startx%%exit to get to the desktop.
I'm reluctant to do any updates until I know the issue won't affect me.
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Re: Stretch Mate: can't change desktop wallpaper since updat

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2017-05-20 01:16

Maybe someone has time to try rolling back mate-settings-daemon (or other packages):

http://snapshot.debian.org/package/mate ... gs-daemon/
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Re: Stretch Mate: can't change desktop wallpaper since updat

Postby dcihon » 2017-05-20 16:36

I have set up my system using Mate with Variety to get the wallpapers and using feh in a script file that I run with a cron job to change the wallpapers every 2 minutes.
Working quite well.
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Re: Stretch Mate: can't change desktop wallpaper since updat

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2017-06-06 05:51

This issue was fixed today in the caja package version 1.16.6-1.
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Re: Stretch Mate: can't change desktop wallpaper since updat

Postby zorzi » 2017-06-06 10:23

This issue was fixed today in the caja package version 1.16.6-1.


Good news. Just have to wait for the package to be pushed in the repos.
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Re: Stretch Mate: can't change desktop wallpaper since updat

Postby TonyT » 2017-06-06 16:55

Just updated and alls seems to be back to normal. Yeah.
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Re: Stretch Mate: can't change desktop wallpaper since updat

Postby furquan » 2017-06-06 17:45

gradinaruvasile wrote:This issue was fixed today in the caja package version 1.16.6-1.

TonyT wrote:Just updated and alls seems to be back to normal. Yeah.


So now it's fixed, perhaps the OP can add the "SOLVED" label to the thread title so that forum members don't waste their time by crawling this thread. After all it looks solved now for everyone who got that update.
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Re: (Solved) Mate: can't change desktop wallpaper since upda

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2017-06-06 21:48

You don't even have to logout, just "killall caja" after upgrading...
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