I am running Ubuntu 16.10, and I can't change the wallpaper.

I'm able to right click and get to the settings where I can select from a list of wallpapers; but whatever I select in there doesn't change the actual wallpaper: it keeps the default Ubuntu wallpaper.

How do I fix that? I guess my settings got corrupted somehow, which files do I have to delete to reset Unity?

  • Can you try this? askubuntu.com/questions/783558/… – kurja May 11 '17 at 21:57
  • The command gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file:///usr/share/backgrounds/DSC3907_by_Todor_Velichkov.jpg" doesn't change the wallpaper. – springloaded May 11 '17 at 22:46
  • Omit the quotation marks from that command. – kurja May 12 '17 at 5:06
  • No difference, with or witout quotes – springloaded May 12 '17 at 13:29
  • Does gsettings list-schemas | grep "background" return anything? Your background picture choice is a dconf setting which should be stored in ~/.config/dconf/user which should be automagically re-created should you move or rename it, maybe that would help. I can't think of a cause for your inability to change the wallpaper though. – kurja May 12 '17 at 15:47

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