View Full Version : [ubuntu] What's drawing my background, and how can I stop it?

June 29th, 2010, 03:04 PM
I want to be able to draw my background using a program like xscreensaver.

I've already tried to tell Nautilus/Gnome to stop drawing my desktop:

noah@aries:~$ gconftool-2 -g /desktop/gnome/background/draw_background
noah@aries:~$ gconftool-2 -g /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop

These seem to have no effect. Neither of the following commands are able to redraw my desktop:

$ /usr/lib/xscreensaver/galaxy -root
$ xsetroot -grey

When I log out, the grey background from xsetroot is visible briefly, which makes me think that Gnome is simply drawing over it.

When I use gconf-editor to change /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename to point at a different image file, my background is redrawn using the new image file, so whatever is drawing my desktop is still reading from my Gnome configuration.

I am running Karmic with Compiz.

Any tips?

June 29th, 2010, 03:44 PM
some ideas here: