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    Changing wallpaper via command line?

    How do I change wallpapers via command line in Kubuntu 12.04 (KDE 4.9), with the same effect as right-clicking the desktop and pressing "Next Wallpaper"? Maybe through using Dbus or something?

    Code:
    alex@kubuntu:~$ plasma-desktop --version
    Qt: 4.8.2
    KDE Development Platform: 4.9.1
    Plasma Desktop Shell: 0.4

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    Re: Changing wallpaper via command line?

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    Re: Changing wallpaper via command line?

    Quote Originally Posted by steveriley View Post
    I tried the instructions but running this gave no output:
    Code:
    kreadconfig --file plasma-appletsrc --group Containments --group 1 --group Wallpaper --group image --key wallpaper

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    Re: Changing wallpaper via command line?

    Did you restart the Plasma desktop after running the command? The article indicates that this is necessary...
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    Re: Changing wallpaper via command line?

    I have my wallpapers set to rotate in a random slideshow, and I want to be able to trigger the "next wallpaper" event through command line, not change the location of the wallpaper image.

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