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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0005828CentOS-6GConf2public2012-07-12 21:29
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformIntelOSCentOSOS Version6.3
Product Version6.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005828: gconftool2 does not replace background image system wide
DescriptionI need to set the background system wide for our servers.

To achieve this, I saved a valid image file /usr/share/backgrounds/default2.png and made the permissions for the file 644

As root, I ran both the following commands (in case 1 worked but not the other)

gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults --type string --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename /usr/share/backgrounds/default2.png

gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory --type string --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename /usr/share/backgrounds/default2.png

Both commands completed without error and I checked the relevant .xml files and found default2.png referenced as expected.

The login screen is set to the new image but the image file is not set as background for users. (I can set it manually by user via the GUI no problem)

It is very important for us that the desktop backgrounds of our machines are consistent and correct.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as I am going crazy with this.

Kind regards


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2012-07-12 21:29

reporter   ~0015418

I would like to apologise for wasting time here. I now understand the problem. The picture_options value was "none" . I changed this to "wallpaper" using the following command

gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory --type string --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_options wallpaper

and the problem went away. Even though an incorrect report I do hope this helps someone else not be as stupid as I've been!


Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-07-12 20:32 rickyrocker New Issue
2012-07-12 21:29 rickyrocker Note Added: 0015418