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    Ubuntu 13.04 update made desktop background white?

    Hi guys,

    Ubuntu 13.04 recently updated itself and something weird happened... The desktop went whit. Everything else works but when it comes to the background, it just doesn't want to use any other pictures.

    Any ideas?

    Ubuntu 13.04 ( 64 bit )
    Unity DE,
    Gnome Shell DE

    NOTE: I even tried loading the Gnome Shell DE with exactly the same outcome.

    Any ideas?
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    Mobo - MSI 790 Mainboard | CPU - AMD FX43000 Black Edition x4 | GPU - eVGA GeForce 550Ti | RAM - 8GiB G.Skill Sniper Series DDR3 | Other - Corsair H60 Water Cooler | Dual Monitor Setup | Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD | Windows 10

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 update made desktop background white?

    Hi

    Is the draw background flag set ?

    Install dconf-tools

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
    or use software center.

    Run it with

    Code:
    dconf-editor
    Navigate to
    Code:
    org->gnome->desktop->background->draw background
    and make sure it's checked.

    It's been a while since i used Unity so this may have changed and I'm relying on my notes of the time but I think it's worth a check.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 update made desktop background white?

    Yeah, it's checked but when I clicked on it, it said in the description that it's deprecated and also ignored. :L
    Main rig setup:
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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 update made desktop background white?

    Are you running with the gnome 3 ppa for your GNOME DE? That picks up Nautilus 3.8 which breaks your backgrounds. There are a few threads about it. E.g http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2130575 and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2132631.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 update made desktop background white?

    I have to use either Unity or Gnome not both..? That sucks.
    Main rig setup:
    Mobo - MSI 790 Mainboard | CPU - AMD FX43000 Black Edition x4 | GPU - eVGA GeForce 550Ti | RAM - 8GiB G.Skill Sniper Series DDR3 | Other - Corsair H60 Water Cooler | Dual Monitor Setup | Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD | Windows 10

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 update made desktop background white?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie_Edwards View Post
    I have to use either Unity or Gnome not both..? That sucks.
    No, that's not what I or anybody is saying. You can install gnome-shell and login to GNOME session without issue. You will only (currently) have a problem if you add the GNOME 3 PPA.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 update made desktop background white?

    Sorry XD, that's what I meant :L So really the only way to get my unity background back is to not get the ppa version of GS?
    Main rig setup:
    Mobo - MSI 790 Mainboard | CPU - AMD FX43000 Black Edition x4 | GPU - eVGA GeForce 550Ti | RAM - 8GiB G.Skill Sniper Series DDR3 | Other - Corsair H60 Water Cooler | Dual Monitor Setup | Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD | Windows 10

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