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how to fix: no unity, no launcher no dash in ubuntu 14.04

I have two computers. One intel i3 core with nvidia graphics card and the other amd 4000+ with nvidia graphics. In both these computers I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04. Now both these computers are ...
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Reset Previous Wallpaper after restart

What is the path for set wallpaper in Ubuntu 12.04? I Want to reset previous wallpaper after restart computer? If i change my desktop wallpaper and when i restart my computer it change back to ...
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Why do I not have a Tahr wallpaper

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 yesterday, and was surprised that the new included wallpapers do not contain any with a Tahr in them. I had come to think of the cartoonish animal background as a fun ...
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I've lost control of all my settings on Ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu for the last three months. I had installed programs, and kept them on the launcher and used a wallpaper manager - Variety. This morning when I opened my Laptop, I found that all ...
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How do I set the LightDM wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, picking one of the default wallpapers meant that you saw it on the login screen as well. I am now on a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04, the LightDM wallpaper appears to ...
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LightDM don't display guest account wallpaper

In guest account on login screen lightdm shows clear purple screen instead of wallpaper and when I log in, I can see graphical artifacts for a few seconds and later desktop shows normally. How can I ...
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Cant change size of wallpaper (stock or from home/pictures) 13.10 using gnome3

Anyone got any idea why there are no options to adjust selected desktop wallpaper (ie Zoom / scale etc) in ubuntu 13.10 and gnome3 (works fine in unity but i really dont like using it). Same issue for ...
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Can't change Unity background after installing MATE

I installed MATE desktop on my Ubuntu, i.e. it had only Unity. Once I come back to Unity, Right click >> "Change Desktop Background" does nothing System Settings >> Appearance and choosing a ...
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How can the X root window be seen instead of the Unity desktop?

I would like to be able to see the X root window instead of the Unity desktop. This could be for the purposes of using such programs as Xphoon, which fill the X root window with graphics. How can ...
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Dual Monitor Resolution Incorrect Depending on Video Output Port Used

I am using Ubuntu 13.04, a 27" 1920x1080 HD monitor, and a 22" 1680x1050 secondary monitor, and have an nVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 graphics card. The card has 2 DVI ports, and an HDMI mini ...
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Why does Unity not showing wallpaper after installing Gnome?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10.My system works very fine until I installed Gnome Desktop and Cinnamon.Cinnamon wasn't working then I removed it.Unity's desktop is fully black.Right now,Gnome works just fine ...
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Change Default Scale Method Setting for KDE Wallpapers

I wish to change the default scaling method for the desktop wallpaper in KDE(more specifically Kubuntu) by editing the configuration file KDE uses to fill in those defaults on a fresh install. So ...
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How can run a gsettings command inside a postinst script from a custom .deb package?

I want to change the wallpaper when a custom .deb package is installed. In the postinst script I've written this: PID=$(pgrep gnome-session) export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=$(grep -z ...
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How can I change the Kubuntu background from default?

Can SOMEONE please tell me how to change the default background in Kubuntu 12.04? I have managed to select a rather nice wallpaper for my desktop, but I CANNOT change the background for the splash ...
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Wallpaper goes missing evertime I boot

Every time I boot my system running Ubuntu 12.04, I get a black screen instead of my designated wallpaper. Can anyone shed light on the cause and suggest a remedy?
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is it possible to use a music visualizer program as your wallpaper? ubuntu 13.10

I would like my desktop background to display music/audio visualizations constantly. Currently i use project M for visualizations, not opposed to swapping it out for something else though. Using ...
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How to install livewallpaper on ubuntu saucy 13.10?

How is everyone ? so i got into some you tube video and also tried the formula but seems Ubuntu 13.10 can't get the update for live wallpaper "unable to find the packages". So can anyone tell me how ...
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desktop wallpaper is upside down in lubuntu

Having used ubuntu for over 3 years, I switched to lubuntu today. I downloaded a photo from gmail inbox and it saved in the downloads folder. When I set it as wallpaper it appears upside down. I have ...
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how to extract the text between single quotes?

I'm running wallch to automatically cycle thru my wallpapers. I have hundreds of them. I created a little application that displays the title of a wallpaper: export DISPLAY=:0 && ...
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When will the Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper contest start? Or has it already started?

I saw once some talk about the wallpaper contest on "omgubuntu" but I couldn't manage to find out when it would start. Other than omgubuntu, where can I keep track of the contest? Oh and how do I ...
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Setting Wallpaper in Gnome with command line only works once

I wrote a little python script, that downloads a random astronomy picture of the day and then sets it as the desktop wallpaper. When i was on Ubuntu 13.10 with gnome installed this script used to ...
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My Wallpapers are Pixelated

I have downloaded multiple backgrounds over 4000x4000 pixels, and somehow they still end up pixelated when i set them as my background in unity. Why is this happening? EDIT: Here is a screenshot of ...
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How can I upload to Ubuntu Wallpaper Contest?

Is there any other way to upload original content (wallpapers, pattern, etc.) to Ubuntu Design, without using the flickr contest...? Usually the contest were for Ubuntu, but the latest contest is ...
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how do I change the default wallpapers in Ubuntu 13.10?

I want to make my own OS based on Ubuntu and I want to change the default wallpaper pack (the one with all the wallpapers canonical provides) and replace it with my own custom wallpapers. I've been ...
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Why is my log-in screen such a mess?

Samsung Series 9 - 13.10 Every time I boot up and get to the login screen, I get to this mess of graywashed icons and background. As you can see, due to terrible HDMI support, the background does ...
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Can't add new Live Wallpaper to Slidewall

I don't seem to have the "add" option on my Slidewall software for adding new Live wallpapers. Why is it happening? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Please help!
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Cannot change login background / Also not auto changing

I have two machines running Ubuntu 13.10. One of the machines is changing the login wallpaper while choosing an account. I would like to have this on the other machine as well. But nothing changes ...
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Top Panel and Launcher question [duplicate]

I recently asked a question about my wallpaper being stuck under my launcher and top panel, here, but now I've a new question still pertaining to said topic. I've thought on it and realized it'll look ...
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How to set a website as Wallpaper in Gnome [duplicate]

I've been searching for about an hour right now. I can't seem to figure a way to set a website as the desktop background. Any ideas?
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Setting cron to run a shell script: random wallpaper from a webpage

I have written a shell script which downloads random wallpaper from a web-page and sets it as a background every 5 hours. Here is the script: #!/bin/bash countervar=1; finish=0; cd ...
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how do I create deskop wallpaper slideshow without resizing photos?

I tried creatin wallpaper slideshows with Shotwell photo manager, but it resizes photos on it's own. And some become too enlarged and I can see only the center of the photo. I also resized photos by ...
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USB drives are not mounted automatically

My USB Drive is not mounted automatically but it has detected through lsusb. I also used dconf-Editor but it is not working. Every time I have to mount manually through Disk Utility. And I cannot ...
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Problem .. Individual Desktop wallpapers for each Workspace

After make Individual Desktop wallpapers for each viewport in Ubuntu 13.10 by Compiz . Each time restart or Shutdown when start ubuntu all desktop be black wallpaper . any help there .....
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Two password prompts after fadeout

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome Shell. I already had some issues affecting my desktop background in Unity on the same installation and could not solve it: Unity desktop "smears" ...
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Problem with setting wallpaper using gsettings

I used gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri 'file://PathToImage' to set an image as a wallpaper as suggested in this answer. This does not do the job properly. For today's bing ...
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How can I change background color for the desktop? [duplicate]

Recently (after updating to 13.10) I started experiencing this problem. I have a number of background photographs that change with 5-minute interval, set to stretch. However, the colour of the rest of ...
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Packaging wallpapers for Ubuntu software center

I was wondering how to package some wallpapers into a package for the Ubuntu Software Center?
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Settings are not saved in HP pavilion g4 1201tx notebook

I have a HP pavilion g4 1201tx notebook PC. when I set a wallpaper and restart the machine the wallpaper that I set has gone, and the default desktop is available. whatever the changes I do in the UI ...
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13.10 black desktop, won't show wallpaper, I will not run Nautilus

In 13.04, I was able to set the wallpaper with: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file:///PATH/To/pic.jpg I do not run nautilus and will not run nautilus on the desktop. I ...
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What may cause the desktop wallpaper to be scrambled?

I have a very strange problem. Sometimes when I work a long time with my laptop while the desktop is hidden a strange thing happens. I show the desktop and it is all scrambled. This problem is all ...
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Unity Wallpaper with Openbox WM?

I've installed Openbox, tint2 and synapse to replace Unity on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. When I log into my account openbox starts with a grey background, as expected. I just replaced Compiz as ...
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Change user wallpaper to default and block it

I am a root user and I want to set default wallpaper in another user and block it from being changed. How to do it via terminal?
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Wallpaper suddenly went black on Ubuntu 13.10

This one is really strange. Two days ago the wallpaper on Ubuntu 13.10 simply went black. I have repeatedly tried to change it in the Appearance menu back to an image, or one of the default ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 main menu now displaying correctly

I have a three issues going on right now and I'm sure they are all related. My main menu at the desktop appears like normal. But I try to get to the sub-menus and everything is A) discolored B) ...
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How do I install wallpapers of 13.10 on 13.04

I am using Ubuntu 13.04(raring) and wants to install the official wallpapers of 13.10(saucy)- I know, it can be done by downloading them from internet. After searching a lot got sudo apt-get ...
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Is there a way to have Workplace specific Wallpapers? [duplicate]

I have 9 workplaces and 9 wallpapers, is there a way to put workplace specific wallpapers?
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Nitrogen dual display settings reset after period of time?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and am having some issues with Nitrogen. Naturally, it resets when restarting the machine but I've changed my profile settings to restore once the terminal is open (so that's ...
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Why doesn't my wallpaper show up

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 x64, I don't know why but my wallpaper doesn't show up. How can I fix this problem? Thanks. I run this command: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background ...
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(Xubuntu) How to set the wallpaper using the command line?

I've done a lot of googling but haven't been able to find a solution to my problem. I am a teacher and I'm using Xubuntu on some student computers. I have everything locked down pretty good, but I ...
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Bing Picture of the Day as Desktop Wallpaper?

Can anyone help me out with how to make Bing Picture to my Desktop Wallpaper? So it works by downloading the highest quality of todays picture. Then storing it ex in the Picture folder of your ...