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Author Topic: Change desktop background / start control center  (Read 2065 times)

Jesse

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Change desktop background / start control center
« on: October 30, 2008, 02:50:30 am »

Hi,

I (finally) successfully installed vector linux, and it's my first time working with this distro.

I'd like to change the (currently plain red) background. I thought my best chance was starting the control center, as there seemed no specific app for this task.
However, the control center won't start up.

I'm running the light edition, v5.9. See here for the installation process.

Any thoughts?
Many thanks in advance :)
Jesse


Edit: i googled a bit, but xsetbg seems not to work.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2008, 03:07:35 am by Jesse »
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kidd

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Re: Change desktop background / start control center
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 05:41:06 am »

I' (currently plain red) background. I thought my best chance was starting the control center, as there seemed no specific app for this task.
However, the control center won't start up.

Isn't red background the default for root? Login as root is a bad practice, unless you really want to do some maintenance (su/sudo/gksu/kdesu are more recommended though).


« Last Edit: October 30, 2008, 06:08:56 am by kidd »
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nightflier

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Re: Change desktop background / start control center
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 05:57:47 am »

Yes, the red background is there to indicate running as root.

In Light, the desktop is managed by the file manager pcmanfm. Open it and click Edit > Preferences > Desktop. You will find options for wallpapers and desktop color there.
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kidd

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Re: Change desktop background / start control center
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 06:11:16 am »

gqview can change background too. I can't remember if it's installed by default in vl light.

can you try running vasmCC from a console and copy the error here?