Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I want to use a custom login back ground on Kubuntu and I have the settings pointing to the picture I want but it just shows up as black on the login screen.Any ideas why?

share|improve this question
Can you state exactly what settings you used? – Ryan McClure Mar 14 '12 at 0:28
This answer seems reasonable. I've upvoted it. I suggest keeping this open (it now shows as answered). – Eliah Kagan Jan 9 '13 at 0:24

Maybe ?

Could you show the theme xml file ? What theme are you using as a template ?

Same kind of problem from the Kubuntu Forums:

The default Horos theme is using: wallpaper="Horos".

The documents ( K > Applications > Help > Control Center Modules > Login Screen ) are telling that it should be: file="background.svg". The background could be a pixel file: file="my-wallpaper.png" etc.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.