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I was wondering if there are any wallpaper packages around. Packages with loads of wallpapers which are as good as the pre-installed ones. Anything close?

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Couldn't find anything to try. – Shahe Tajiryan Jan 4 '13 at 16:00
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If you get bored of downloading a lot of wallpapers packages and still in search of some more then Variety will quench your thirst

Installing Variety

  • open terminal by CTRL+ALT+T and execute these commands to add repository and install it.

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peterlevi/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install variety
  • Then open variety from Dash

  • And get started to dig a lot of features. More you dig more features and wallpaper you'll get.

  • I have been using it for a very long time and fully satisfied. Could not find any better than this. Thanks to Peter Levi!

  • See more about variety


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I was wondering if there are any wallpaper packages around

Sure, quite a lot actually. They can be found in your package management like any other package.

wallpapers which are as good as the pre-installed ones

Is a really subjective requirement and there's no definite single answer to your question because of this.

Obvious things to try from here: Use the wallpaper and/or background keywords in...

  • finding high-rated listings in the Software Center.
  • searching on or by issuing apt-cache search wallpaper background on the command-line.

Make sure the universe and multiverse repositories are enabled for a wider set of artwork. Feel free to try out any package and remove the ones you don't like.

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+1 for subjective requirement. – Seth Jan 4 '13 at 0:39

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