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    Adding wallpaper


    Hi all,

    How do you add a wallpaper that didn't come with your Linux distro? In Windows you can use anything you want, how can I do it in Linux? I have some really cool pictures of The Matrix I'd like to put as the backround.

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    Which graphical user interface are you using?

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    It's KDE, the version that comes with Mandriva LE 2005,I'm not at the machine now, so I can't check for sure which version it is but I think it's 3.3.

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    Within the GUI you can point to the folder the picture you want is in... Right-click on your desktop and look for the right entries (I don't use KDE anymore , Xfce addict )
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    I think the best way is to copy the jpeg (or whatever format) into /usr/share/wallpaper (I would check that this is the right path). You'll need to be root to do this.

    Then you'll find that the graphic will appear in your list of possible wallpapers from inside your gui. It's not too hard, but a pain typing in the file name if it happens to be quite long.
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    I got it.

    In KDE Control Centre, when you select 'backround', there's an icon of a folder beside your current selection. When you click that, you can access your Windows files, if they are mounted using the 'file:win_c' command.Once in your windows files, just navigate to where the desired JPEG is stored and double-click it, then click 'apply' and 'ok'. The backround then changes (I've got a cool Matrix picture now as my KDE wallpaper).

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    I'm fairly new to linux, and the previous replys seem confusing to me. I changed my desktop in the exact same way as you would in windows: Right click on the desktop and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordafurious
    I'm fairly new to linux, and the previous replys seem confusing to me. I changed my desktop in the exact same way as you would in windows: Right click on the desktop and go from there.
    It might add to your confusion if I say much more! I find difficulties come when you want to add wallpaper which you've got from another source - or designed yourself... KDE wallpapers are contained in the /usr/share/wallpaper directory ...
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    can you please explain how to copy pictures to usr/share/wallpaper, im very new and have know idea how this is done. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hackit
    can you please explain how to copy pictures to usr/share/wallpaper, im very new and have know idea how this is done. thanks
    Please don't double post, read my reply in your other thread http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-47815.html
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