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I was using nitrogen when I using openbox, but now I'm trying to stop it from setting the wallpaper so I can use the Ubuntu default (i.e via the System Settings panel).

What I've done so far:

  • sudo apt-get remove nitrogen
  • Removed nitrogen configs at ~/.config/nitrogen/
  • Checked to make sure that draw_background in /desktop/gnome/background was checked

So far it still doesn't work. I can't right-click on the desktop, so I'm guessing that I've missed something to get Nautilus back to drawing icons on the screen. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

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I figured it out. I had to enable icons on the desktop in order to solve it. This seemed like the easiest process:

  • Install Gnome Tweak Tools: sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
  • Check the option Desktop -> Icons on Desktop
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Flow this:

Uninstall just nitrogen:

sudo apt-get remove nitrogen

This will remove just the nitrogen package itself.

Uninstall nitrogen and its dependencies:

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove nitrogen

This will remove the nitrogen package and any other dependant packages which are no longer needed.

Read this.

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Just tried. No luck so far. – jonalmeida Jun 8 '14 at 5:08
@jonalmeida check active task, are see the nitrogen? – Mahdi Parsa Jun 8 '14 at 5:10
Nope, there isn't any nitrogen running. I think it's a configuration issue, but I can't seem to find it.. – jonalmeida Jun 8 '14 at 5:14
Check the desktop perefernces go to third tab active show menu provided... . – Mahdi Parsa Jun 8 '14 at 5:25
Sorry, I don't understand what you said. – jonalmeida Jun 8 '14 at 5:27

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