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    desktop background fades to color/gradient

    Hello, I am using amd64 ubuntu 10.04. My problem is that whenever I change desktop backgrounds, after about 1 - 3 mins, the background just fades into the default color you pick for your desktop. Anyone have an idea as to what might be happening?

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    Re: desktop background fades to color/gradient

    *bump*

    Has anyone seen this problem before?

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    Re: desktop background fades to color/gradient

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    Re: desktop background fades to color/gradient

    Are you working on the system or is this when the system is idle?

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    Re: desktop background fades to color/gradient

    It happens whether or not I'm working - I've done some testing with stopwatch and it has given me times between 50 secs and 2 mins for the same background, and I don't know why it's doing it at different intervals. Also, I tried seeing if it only changed when I minimized or maximized a window, but that doesn't seem to affect it either.

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    Re: desktop background fades to color/gradient

    I take it you're manually changing backgrounds, i.e no wallpaper switcher application?
    And where are your wallpapers stored?

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    Re: desktop background fades to color/gradient

    Yes, I don't really need an application, I just want to be able to set a background and not have it fade after a few minutes. My wallpapers are stored in ~/Pictures/wallpapers.

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    Re: desktop background fades to color/gradient

    Quote Originally Posted by alem189 View Post
    Yes, I don't really need an application, I just want to be able to set a background and not have it fade after a few minutes. My wallpapers are stored in ~/Pictures/wallpapers.
    Have you tried moving your wallpapers to a new folder say, ~/Wallpapers. Ideally it would be nice to drop them into the root background folder to see if this problem persists. The only other thing I can think of might have to do with the permissions set on these wallpapers, but surely not every one would be affected. Other than that...

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    Re: desktop background fades to color/gradient

    Okay, I moved the wallpapers to the root folder and checked and reset the permissions... still no change. I also installed a background changer(wally) and they still faded after a while, but at least they're changing.

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