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#1 2012-12-07 00:28:50

simpledesign
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Wallpaper issue

Hello guys,
Posting to let you guys know that there is a issue with the folder ~/images/wallpapers/shared on waldorf. The permissions on it are set to root only for everything and on top of that you can't add anything of your own to it. It is also apparently symlinked I guess.


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#2 2012-12-07 01:17:31

jmad2011
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Re: Wallpaper issue

simpledesign wrote:

Hello guys,
Posting to let you guys know that there is a issue with the folder ~/images/wallpapers/shared on waldorf. The permissions on it are set to root only for everything and on top of that you can't add anything of your own to it. It is also apparently symlinked I guess.

you could just type  sudo thunar in terminal it will open thunar as root then copy your images in that way


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#3 2012-12-07 01:28:56

pidsley
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Re: Wallpaper issue

simpledesign wrote:

Hello guys,
Posting to let you guys know that there is a issue with the folder ~/images/wallpapers/shared on waldorf. The permissions on it are set to root only for everything and on top of that you can't add anything of your own to it. It is also apparently symlinked I guess.

That's not an issue, it's by design. You're right, the shared directory is symlinked, and images in the directory are accessible to all users, but may only be modified or added to with root permission. You're not supposed to add your own images there, unless you want them accessible to all users, and then you need to do it as root. Put your own local wallpapers in ~/images/wallpapers/mine (or some other named directory in your ~ hierarchy).

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#4 2012-12-07 04:30:33

simpledesign
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Re: Wallpaper issue

That just doesnt sound right in any fashion but Im just saying.


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#5 2012-12-07 05:57:12

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Re: Wallpaper issue

What pidsley said; ~/images/wallpapers/shared is a symlink to /usr/share/backgrounds.  From a multi-user OS perspective, this makes perfect sense to me.


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#6 2012-12-07 10:17:07

fatmac
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Re: Wallpaper issue

I also have a little problem with personal wallpapers; 'menu>settings>choose wallpaper>preferences>add'  select dir '>ok' select picture '>apply' - doesn't retain my directory setting when I return to choose a different picture, my pictures are not shown, but my dir is still listed in preferences.

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#7 2012-12-07 10:39:58

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Re: Wallpaper issue

Yeah, that's because when you call Nitrogen from the menu, you're sending it a command-line option telling it to open in ~/images/wallpapers.  If you want Nitrogen to open with the directories you've specified for its preferences, you need to edit your ~.config/openbox/menu.xml (there's a convenient link in the Openbox settings section of the right-click menu) and remove "~/images/wallpapers" from the "Choose Wallpaper" stanza.

EDIT:  After you save changes to menu.xml, you'll need to reconfigure Openbox (also in the right-click menu) or logout/login for changes to take effect.

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#8 2012-12-07 11:01:01

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Re: Wallpaper issue

OK I've taken onboard how it _will_ work, (I've read both threads here); but I don't see/understand why there is that GUI interface if it won't work, it's confusing.


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Re: Needing help adding wallpapers in Waldorf...

The reason this happens is that nitrogen is initiated from the openbox menu specifying the wallpapers directory. If you edit your menu.xml file to make it execute nitrogen with no folder name you can add files from anywhere you please

That explains the way it _is_ working.

(Personally, I'm more than happy at the command line, but, to me, having that preferences GUI just doesn't make sense.)

Last edited by fatmac (2012-12-07 11:13:00)


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#9 2012-12-07 11:17:47

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Re: Wallpaper issue

The preferences GUI does work; it just gets overridden if you specify a directory at launch time.

The Preferences dialog is not CrunchBang specific.  If you believe directories added to Nitrogen's preferences file should be accessible when Nitrogen is opened in a specific directory, maybe you should consider filing a bug report upstream?  There's an email address in the man page.


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#10 2012-12-07 15:49:11

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Re: Wallpaper issue

OK, my apologies, it's down to nitrogen.


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#11 2013-01-12 12:11:29

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Re: Wallpaper issue

Thanks pvsage!

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#12 2013-01-27 12:14:40

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Re: Wallpaper issue

also when i point out another directory to nitrogen wallpaper.
first time no problems

there is no photos appear next time. still same 10 ,11


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#13 2013-01-27 18:31:53

fatmac
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Re: Wallpaper issue

It's all down to the way the 'nitrogen' programmers set the default up.

It's easiest to just put your pics in ~/images/wallpaper.


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