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    Default Keeping personal wallpaper (SLED10)

    Greetings SuSE'rs,

    ** Can I on these forums ask for "help" with SLED 10?

    Last week at work our Win2K boxes were replaced by SLED 10. The switch went smoothly, and I am so glad to be rid of MS Windows (no kidding! ).

    But I have a small question - nothing big, just a detail - and I would like to know if the people at our IT department are right.

    Every time I change my wallpaper, it is replaced by the "standard" one next morning, or every time I log out and back in.
    I asked our IT department if and how I can keep my own wallpaper: he said that I, as a normal user, can not change it and that the superuser (root) has to change it.

    Is this true?

    At home, I have Ubuntu (Gnome), and I am perfectly able to choose and keep another wallpaper. Since I don't know the password of root, at work, I can not change my wallpaper.

    Was the IT guy right and can I as "normal" user really not change and keep my own wallpaper?

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    Default Re: Keeping personal wallpaper (SLED10)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowryman
    Greetings SuSE'rs,

    ** Can I on these forums ask for "help" with SLED 10?

    Last week at work our Win2K boxes were replaced by SLED 10. The switch
    went smoothly, and I am so glad to be rid of MS Windows (no kidding!
    ).

    But I have a small question - nothing big, just a detail - and I would
    like to know if the people at our IT department are right.

    Every time I change my wallpaper, it is replaced by the "standard" one
    next morning, or every time I log out and back in.
    I asked our IT department if and how I can keep my own wallpaper: he
    said that I, as a normal user, can not change it and that the superuser
    (root) has to change it.

    Is this true?

    At home, I have Ubuntu (Gnome), and I am perfectly able to choose and
    keep another wallpaper. Since I don't know the password of root, at
    work, I can not change my wallpaper.

    Was the IT guy right and can I as "normal" user really not change and
    keep my own wallpaper?
    Hi
    Sounds like they may have some policies in place What desktop are
    you using? Have you tried opening the image in firefox and setting it
    that way?

    Oh and this forum is really for openSUSE, there is a SLED forum over in
    http://forums.novell.com

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    Default Re: Keeping personal wallpaper (SLED10)

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    Um.... unless your IT department has implemented some policies to remove
    old ones and replace it with the corporate one every login they are,
    thankfully, incorrect. It's possible to lock things down as root which
    may be what they have done but if they have done nothing then the user
    preferences are entirely yours to meddle with. Be sure the image is
    saved somewhere in your home directory and then set that properly and
    you should be fine (right-click on background, 'Change Desktop
    Background', Add Wallpaper, select it, Ok).

    Good luck.





    Lowryman wrote:
    > Greetings SuSE'rs,
    >
    > ** Can I on these forums ask for "help" with SLED 10?
    >
    > Last week at work our Win2K boxes were replaced by SLED 10. The switch
    > went smoothly, and I am so glad to be rid of MS Windows (no kidding!
    > ).
    >
    > But I have a small question - nothing big, just a detail - and I would
    > like to know if the people at our IT department are right.
    >
    > Every time I change my wallpaper, it is replaced by the "standard" one
    > next morning, or every time I log out and back in.
    > I asked our IT department if and how I can keep my own wallpaper: he
    > said that I, as a normal user, can not change it and that the superuser
    > (root) has to change it.
    >
    > Is this true?
    >
    > At home, I have Ubuntu (Gnome), and I am perfectly able to choose and
    > keep another wallpaper. Since I don't know the password of root, at
    > work, I can not change my wallpaper.
    >
    > Was the IT guy right and can I as "normal" user really not change and
    > keep my own wallpaper?
    >
    >

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    Default Re: Keeping personal wallpaper (SLED10)

    @malcolmlewis,
    I (we) have KDE 3.5.

    I didn't know about the SLED forum... I found the openSUSE forum via Google (are there many differences between openSUSE and SLED?)

    My wallpaper doesn't change at all, when I open a picture in Firefox and choose to have it set as my wallpaper...


    @ ab@novell.com
    I have several wallpapers in a folder in my Home directory (which is /LocalData/dek, with "dek" being my Home directory).

    In SLED 10, I have no "Change background" when I right-click on the background. I can only change wallpapers via Konqueror or Nautilus (another thing I find illogical...)


    Thank you both for your time! I will go over to the SLED forum and ask more about it there.

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    Default Re: Keeping personal wallpaper (SLED10)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowryman
    @malcolmlewis,
    I (we) have KDE 3.5.

    I didn't know about the SLED forum... I found the openSUSE forum via
    Google (are there many differences between openSUSE and SLED?)

    My wallpaper doesn't change at all, when I open a picture in Firefox
    and choose to have it set as my wallpaper...


    @ ab@novell.com
    I have several wallpapers in a folder in my Home directory (which is
    /LocalData/dek, with "dek" being my Home directory).

    In SLED 10, I have no "Change background" when I right-click on the
    background. I can only change wallpapers via Konqueror or Nautilus
    (another thing I find illogical...)


    Thank you both for your time! I will go over to the SLED forum and ask
    more about it there.
    Hi
    You need to look in the KDE Personal Setting menu item then.... (I use
    Gnome on my SLED system).

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