Desktop background directory

I can not find out what directory contains the desktop backgrounds.

I am using the KDE verion of OpenSuse.

I would imaging it’s /usr/share/wallpapers

It’s not there.

OpenSuse has it well hidden. :frowning:

On Sun 29 Jun 2014 02:56:02 AM CDT, andy77586 wrote:

It’s not there.

OpenSuse has it well hidden. :frowning:

Well on KDE… :wink: mine are in /usr/share/wallpapers and my ~/Pictures
or is the background not a default one?

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… same here. Including my special personal ones. I just create my backgrounds using the same structure as the default ones in the wallpapers directory.

I can not find out where to set my wallpaper.

I could not find it in Yast.

On my 13.1 openSUSE it is in .kde(show hidden files in Dolphin).
User(your own home directory).kde4/share/wallpapers :P.

Root to attach to WiFi? Root to install printer? LOL! Why is the path to Wallpaper directory named whit a (.)???


You can use pictures located anywhere on your hard disk as wallpaper, and you can select any folder.
Right-click on the desktop and select “Default Desktop Settings”, or even easier, just drag and drop a picture from your file manager f.e. to the desktop (widgets have to be unlocked for this to work though).

Btw, @jonte1: you DO NOT have to be root to connect to a wireless network with NetworkManager.

Btw, @jonte1: you DO NOT have to be root to connect to a wireless network with NetworkManager.

-In that case I bow my head and after some thinking you are right. Mea culpa. Other comment of my post?


In GNOME if you want your wireless connection to be available to other users, yes you do need to enter the root password. To setup my HP wireless printer I need to be root user, but as a user can control the printer for my needs via hp-toolbox. Both of those root user needs I would consider an admin task on a system as well as enabling the cups service etc.

Hello Malcom! Wolfie323 are right about KDE I think. I haven’t test in Gnome(LXDE I run…).

I remember that I was at a public hamburger restaurant and I was not asked for root access WiFi connection for http there on my laptop. I reckoning what you are writing.
-Hp Office jet G95 (scraped now)
-Hp Office jet G85 with the Jetdirect print server from above. Works ok. Yes require a root to install
Bought a Brother MFC-7360 and the drivers from Brother asking for Root…

Anyway I have the background from about /home .kde4… and in /usr/share/wallpaper. Alternate 9-11 minutes to change on my monitors. No not from my private photo archive.


On Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:36:01 +0000, andy77586 wrote:

> I can not find out where to set my wallpaper.
> I could not find it in Yast.

YaST isn’t used to set the wallpaper - YaST is a system administration

You need to look for user preferences - that’s where you’ll find it. Or,
if I remember my KDE4 correctly, there’s something in the context menu
when you right click on the desktop that’s specifically for changing the
background (but I may be remembering incorrectly).


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Please think about this.

YaST is for System management.

Your wallpaper is your personal configuration of your personal desktop. You do not set other users wallpaper, only your own. Thus this is not a System Management thing. Thus it is not to be done using YaST.

It’s the same in KDE and GNOME (and everywhere else I suppose).
NetworkManager is NetworkManager.

You do not need the root password to set up a user connection, which is the default.

You do need the root password for creating/changing a connection shared with other users (a “system connection” as it was IMHO more appropriately called in earlier versions and still is in the KDE applet shipped with 13.1).
But once such a connection is set up, every user can establish the connection without a password. This can also be restricted to certain users in the settings though.