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Blank Reg
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Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:38 pm

Hello, how would you change the wallpaper in Wheezy?
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Re: Wallpaper

Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:31 am

Blank Reg wrote:Hello, how would you change the wallpaper in Wheezy?
Hi Reg,

Right click on desktop, choose 'Desktop Preferences', select 'Wallpaper' and then choose one of the image files such as 'desktop-grub'.

Good luck!
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Re: Wallpaper

Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:29 pm

Doesn't work.

When i Rightclick on the Desktop i can only choose between:

Terminal Emulator
Web Browser
Dekstops ->

I googled this for two days. seems like i am missing something very important here. please help me. i am using the normal raspian debian squeeze.

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Re: Wallpaper

Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:17 pm

Quickest way to change LXDE Wallpaper :
1) Open a terminal session
2) Type :

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pcmanfm --desktop-pref
You may also (for conveniance) want to create an icon on your desktop.
Proceed as follow :

1) Using you favorite editor (nano/vi/...), create a desktopchanger.desktop file, located in /home/pi/Desktop (assuming you're logged in as 'pi'...)
2) Copy/paste the following lines into this brand new file

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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Desktop Changer
GenericName=Desktop Changer
Comment=Change LXDE Desktop wallpaper
Exec=pcmanfm --desktop-pref
3) save and exit. That's all

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Re: Wallpaper

Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:22 pm

Hi, I'm very new to Raspberry Pi as well as unix environment, and I'm having this same issue. It seems I somehow got Openbox to replace the normal X11 desktop manager? Trying the above solution didn't work, as it outputs
Cannot open display:
- and nothing else. Am I missing something here?

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Re: Wallpaper

Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:29 pm

Ah, figured it out. You have to be inside X and use LXTerminal when doing the steps.

How I got rid of Desktop Preferences in the contextual menu in the first place and replaced the menu with that of the Openbox was foolhardily checking a checkbox labeled "Show menus provided by the window manager when desktop is clicked" under the Advanced tab in the Desktop Preferences. Apparently there is no GUI way of getting it to reverse afterwards, only that described above. Lesson learned.

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Re: Wallpaper and Desktop Menus

Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:31 pm

Fancy losing your desktop context menus!

Anyway, I Googled the interweb and found this terminal command that gets the desktop preferences back.

pcmanfm --desktop-pref

Then untick the 'Show menus provided by the window manager when desktop is clicked' box.

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