I changed my .profile to run a script at startup. That scripts loops through all the files in a folder and sets it as the background image. It sleeps for 10 seconds before it sets the next one as the wallpaper. The problem is, I didn't tell it to run as a background process.
So, at login, it runs the script in the main thread and I'm screwed. I can't do anything. It's not responsive. I have nearly 1200 images, so it could take nearly 3.33 hours to complete. I can wait but I don't want to. Is there any solution?
BTW, the login screen does not appear at login. It automatically signs in (I checked that option at Ubuntu install). So, there's no apparent way to log in using Failsafe Gnome mode.
I use Ubuntu 10.04. Any help would be appreciated.