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    Default Desktop picture refuses to change

    Please can someone offer some help with this strange issue!
    I used to run dual-display but one of the monitors broke so i have removed it and cancelled the dual-head mode in yast > display.

    However, since doing that, i can not change the background picture!!

    I have tried
    1.
    - setting to 1 virtual desktop
    - change picture or select "none"
    - save
    * not worked

    2. - setting to multiple virtual desktops
    - changed picture on each desktop
    - save
    * not worked, all desktops get the same picture, despite the preview showing different images!

    Is there a file i can rename/delete to fool the system into thinking nothing's been defined for the desktop image/# of virtual desktops and so on?

    I am sorry if this does not make sense, it's quite a strange problem!!


    EDIT: This is Suse11.0 KDE3.5

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    Default Re: Desktop picture refuses to change

    I am just guessing here but you can try if you want. In your /home/.kde/cached-linux-your user, try renaming it and logout login if it work you can delete the renamed files. There is also /home/.kde/tmp-your user I don't know if it is also relevant.
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    Default Re: Desktop picture refuses to change

    Quote Originally Posted by conram View Post
    I am just guessing here but you can try if you want. In your /home/.kde/cached-linux-your user, try renaming it and logout login if it work you can delete the renamed files. There is also /home/.kde/tmp-your user I don't know if it is also relevant.
    hello conram, thank you for your suggestions
    I have tried this, rebooted the machine and the desktop still refuses to change

    in /home/badger_fruit/.kde/cache-bgrmedia03/background
    there are two files:

    badger_fruit@bgrmedia03:~/.kde/cache-bgrmedia03/background> ls
    1280x1024_bm_0;en_1ca_4278202498;wm_6;wp_#usr#share#wallpapers#konqui.svgz_1220206105;blm_0;01.png
    74x59_bm_0;en_1ca_4278202498;wm_6;wp_#usr#share#wallpapers#konqui.svgz_1220206105;blm_0;01.png

    but neither are the image that is displayed!

    very strange and very annoying, i did want to upgrade to suse 11.1 and i suppose it'll give the opportunity to do so now. *sigh* would be good if anyone's got any other things to try first as i'm loathesome to having to loose all my personal settings etc just over a background image that won't change!

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