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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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