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I run Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on both my Laptop and my Desktop. I use the same desktop background (and same file format) on both computers. When I power up my laptop it brings up the user login screen, and the background picture shows behind the login prompt, then my icons appear when I log in.

This doesn't happen with my Desktop however. When I power up my desktop I get the login screen as normal, but I get the standard orange/purple background that is the default wallpaper.

How can I make the PC do the same as the laptop?

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Does it fade from the orange/purple stock background to your chosen background after some time? –  oaskamay Jun 6 '13 at 21:21
    
Do you have multiple uses on your Desktop (or did you at one point)? –  DaboRoss Jun 6 '13 at 22:49
    
Did you set both systems the same? –  Mitch Jun 7 '13 at 6:50
    
No, background does not fade to the new desktop from the stock background. Did set up both systems the same way, with the same operating system, and just to make sure I even used the same format of picture file! –  Sam H Jun 8 '13 at 7:48
    
Don't recall ever having multiple users on my desktop - I'm the only user. –  Sam H Jun 8 '13 at 7:49
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Fixed! The issue was with the "Wallpapers" folder I created in my home folder, the permissions were not set correctly.

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