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How to span single wallpaper over dual monitors?

im using ubuntu 12.04 and i havent found any information on my subject for 12.04 ubuntu please help thanks. Charles Jacobs


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You can use a simple application called nitrogen

sudo apt-get install nitrogen

give the path to your images folde when launching nitrogen

nitrogen /path-to-your-images-directory
  • it wont allow me to pick the picture that i have dowloaded from my recent downloads?
    – charles
    Oct 3, 2012 at 8:37
  • sure it will you have just to give the path of your download directory
    – user61928
    Oct 3, 2012 at 8:39
  • (nitrogen:27656): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_list_store_set_value: assertion `VALID_ITER (iter, list_store)' failed this is what comes up
    – charles
    Oct 3, 2012 at 8:41
  • (nitrogen:27656): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_value_unset: assertion `G_IS_VALUE (value)' failed ERROR: Could not load file in bg set: Failed to open file '': No such file or directory
    – charles
    Oct 3, 2012 at 8:43
  • in which step you find this error? installation or launching?
    – user61928
    Oct 3, 2012 at 8:44

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