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#1 2018-11-03 08:23:02

cherkie
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Registered: 2018-08-09
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Nitrogen dual screen unable to set up wallpaper on each

Hi all

Further to this: https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 014#p78014 :

damo wrote:

Your bg-saved.cfg is using an old format. Which version of BL are you using?

FWIW here is my bg-saved.cfg for comparison. Note that each screen uses "xin_".

[xin_1]
file=/home/damo/images/wallpapers/bamboo-bird2.png
mode=5
bgcolor=#001e44

[xin_0]
file=/home/damo/images/wallpapers/bunsen/default/BL-beam-plain.png
mode=5
bgcolor=#001e44

When setting backgrounds, nitrogen should give you options to set the image as Full Screen, Screen 1, Screen 2 etc.
https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2018/11/02/nitrogen.th.png

If you want the same image on 2 monitors then set it as both Screen 1 and Screen 2

PS: For Help with Nitrogen you should be posting in Help & Support, so this thread isn't derailed wink


I am using

PRETTY_NAME="BunsenLabs GNU/Linux 9.5 (Helium)"

any my nitrogen looks like this: https://imgur.com/a/M0oV1bW

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#2 2018-11-03 09:13:45

damo
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Re: Nitrogen dual screen unable to set up wallpaper on each

I'm not sure why you don't have the option for setting different monitors. What is the output of

apt-cache policy nitrogen

Have you tried manually writing your bg-saved config, using the format I posted? You may need to change the numbers for "[xin_<n>]" to fit your setup.
eg

[xin_1]
file=/home/albert/Pictures/wallpapers/think.jpg
mode=1
bgcolor=#001e44

[xin_0]
file=/home/albert/Pictures/wallpapers/think.jpg
mode=5
bgcolor=#000000

Then do

nitrogen --restore

I suggest you look at nitrogen --help - note the --head parameter ( "-1 for full", which is what you have I think)

$ nitrogen --help
Usage:
	--force-setter=[arg]
		Force setter engine: xwindows, xinerama, gnome, pcmanfm
	--head=[arg]
		Select xinerama/multihead display in GUI, 0..n, -1 for full

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#3 2018-11-08 17:03:56

cherkie
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Re: Nitrogen dual screen unable to set up wallpaper on each

Hi damo,

Took me a while.

The fix was:

nitrogen --force-setter=xinerama

Once that has been done I am now able to set separate backgrounds on each screen.

one issue now, in my autostart I have

## Set a wallpaper
nitrogen --restore

which resets wallpaper to bunsen default every time I reboot.

Any ideas here?

Thanks

Last edited by cherkie (2018-11-08 17:04:59)

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#4 2018-11-08 18:34:44

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Re: Nitrogen dual screen unable to set up wallpaper on each

Did you do

nitrogen --save

Also, if you require certain parameters for nitrogen I suggest you edit your autostart and add them there ie

## Set a wallpaper
nitrogen --force-setter=xinerama --restore

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