Change wallpaper in debian 11

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Sjaak Straver
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Change wallpaper in debian 11

#1 Post by Sjaak Straver »

Hi folks I have installed debian 11 RC1. Thank you very much for this version. Only when I want to change the background the computer freezes black screen with blinking cursor. When I force shut down and restart I get the black screen again. I have now reinstalled debian 11 5.10.0-7 version
Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye) I would like to report this and is there a workaround to roll it back.
Kind regards Sjaak

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FreewheelinFrank
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Re: Change wallpaper in debian 11

#2 Post by FreewheelinFrank »

What desktop are you using?

I wonder if you need firmware-amd-graphics?

What is the output of these commands?

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$ lspci | grep ' VGA '

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# dmesg | grep firmware
https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata

That's just an outright guess, but the information will still be useful.

Edit: amended commands to show root necessary for dmesg.

Sjaak Straver
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Re: Change wallpaper in debian 11

#3 Post by Sjaak Straver »

sjaak@debian:~$ su -
Wachtwoord:
root@debian:~# lspci | grep ' VGA '
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
root@debian:~# dmesg | grep firmware
root@debian:~#
use gnome. I hope this is of some use to you. Maybe I have an old computer was vista 32 bits

Sjaak

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Re: Change wallpaper in debian 11

#4 Post by FreewheelinFrank »

Well it's not an AMD graphics issue then.

Where are you at now? do you have the Gnome desktop now you have reinstalled?

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Re: Change wallpaper in debian 11

#5 Post by Sjaak Straver »

No I didn't change anything. I chose the default option during installation [gnome]

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Re: Change wallpaper in debian 11

#6 Post by Bloom »

Stock Debian probably doesn't contain the necessary drivers and firmware for your specific video card.
Download and use the non-free image including firmware: http://cdimage.debian.org/mirror/cdimag ... rent-live/
This is for Stable. If you want Testing: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unoff ... so-hybrid/

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Re: Change wallpaper in debian 11

#7 Post by FreewheelinFrank »

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dmesg | grep firmware
Should tell you about missing firmware. In fact it should tell you about successfully loaded firmware too.

I am quite surprised to see the null output. I suppose it is possible to have a system that doesn't need any firmware. :?

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Re: Change wallpaper in debian 11

#8 Post by Sjaak Straver »

Dear people
I went back to debian 10.9 here everything works fine. Apparently my computer is too old for such a modern program. Thanks for all the comments. Another small question I have now installed chromium instead of google chrome. Chromium is a bit behind with the version, isn't it regularly updated?

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Re: Change wallpaper in debian 11

#9 Post by FreewheelinFrank »

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, I guess.

Chromium issue was discussed here:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php? ... um+updates

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