I have upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. I have a problem with my desktop background.

I can not change the background picture from system settings. When I click a picture, it will not pick it.

When I have login via "GDM" it seems that pixels from GDM is transfer to my desktop background.

  • I had exactly the same problem and this solution worked for me. Thanks Tanasis.
    – user273505
    Apr 24, 2014 at 8:32

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Try in a terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background active true

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