Ever since I installed Ubuntu 16.04 (fresh, but kept my home directory), I've had a broken wallpaper that I cannot change (i.e. changing the wallpaper doesn't do anything). I tried resetting Unity (unit-tweak-tool --reset-unity) and resetting Compiz (dconf reset -f /org/compiz/). Now I have no wallpaper (black). Still, changing the wallpaper doesn't have any effect.

I also tried creating a new user. The new user works fine and I can change the wallpaper too. In fact, that is why I figured having kept my home directory might be the problem and reset Unity and Compiz.

  • Anyone? Still no wallpaper here :) – lfk Oct 25 '16 at 7:24
  • Even I have same issue with Lenovo ideapad laptop. Do let me know if you resolved the issue. – Jeevan Dongre Feb 9 '17 at 16:38

1) try this command

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

2) run nautilus

nautilus -n

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