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Thread: Clean .iso install of Karmic leaves me without wallpaper ?

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    Clean .iso install of Karmic leaves me without wallpaper ?

    Hi guys,

    I had Ubuntu 9.04 and first let the system do the upgrade to 9.10.
    This left me with the "black hole" as in my screen-shot.
    I figured to do a clean install from a fresh downloaded .iso.
    Same...

    At first sight everything seems to work, and the update manager says I'm up to date so...

    But I always liked the desktop wallpapers Ubuntu added, I wonder where it left ?

    Just letting you know !
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    Re: Clean .iso install of Karmic leaves me without wallpaper ?

    There was an update from generic 16 to 17...
    Problem maintains...

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    Re: Clean .iso install of Karmic leaves me without wallpaper ?

    During the clean install did you format the partitions, or just
    selected the existing ones from the previous install ?

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    Re: Clean .iso install of Karmic leaves me without wallpaper ?

    Hi Mutex023, thanks for your interest !

    Well I let gparted autoinstall and I believe it formatted the partition again...

    But I'm not sure of course ! I cannot remember if there was a question posed ?

    Damn good thinking Mutex !

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    Re: Clean .iso install of Karmic leaves me without wallpaper ?

    Can you change the wallpaper at all in

    System>>Preferences>>Apperance

    and select the Background tab?

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    Re: Clean .iso install of Karmic leaves me without wallpaper ?

    Well, on the positive side, you get to enjoy a very famous piece of art for free.
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=black+square

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    Re: Clean .iso install of Karmic leaves me without wallpaper ?

    Well mk1w86 ubuntu surely teases me with some nice fotographs, but I don't seem to be in the possibillity to install one...

    Thanks Mikewhatever ! LOL ! Yeaaah I'm an artist ! Gotta tell mom !

    But the more I nose around the system I might want to try another reinstall because :

    1) permissions of user are a pane in the xxx
    2) totem and rythmbox cannot slide trough music
    (hmmm which distro had that before ? 6 ?)
    3) record in audacity isn't working any more (and I fiddled around believe me !)
    4) wanted to reinstall backup mail in evolution and it doesn't work
    (again you should untar and all... crap... , now I'll have to make one file out of two... the recent and former...?!)
    5)the wallpaper

    I already looked back with sadness at a 9.04 jaunty again. But for some reason this choice is not available on the "official Ubuntu / Canonball-site" any more...

    worst case scenario : use my 8 iso.

    Thx guys appreciate your input !
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    Re: Clean .iso install of Karmic leaves me without wallpaper ?

    By the way neat trick Mikewhatever !
    In which thread can I learn that ?

    Cheers !

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    Re: Clean .iso install of Karmic leaves me without wallpaper ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geweten View Post
    By the way neat trick Mikewhatever !
    In which thread can I learn that ?

    Cheers !
    If you mean http://lmgtfy.com/, there isn't much to learn there, just check it out.

    As for the wallpapers included with Karmic, you don't need to install them, but select the one you like and it should become your desktop background a second later. Apparently, something is wrong there, not quite sure what.

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    Re: Clean .iso install of Karmic leaves me without wallpaper ?

    I already looked back with sadness at a 9.04 jaunty again. But for some reason this choice is not available on the "official Ubuntu / Canonball-site" any more...
    If you do have to go back to Jaunty you can download it from here:

    http://releases.ubuntu.com/9.04/

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