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#26 2019-02-03 00:32:47

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

so I moved the wallpaper entry to the bottom of the autostart file, with a slight modification to it for pre-delay, and now it works, will report back if it stops working, would be nice to have some kind of "fool proof" way to implement this in the iso release so this type of hack is not necessary...

## Set a wallpaper
sleep 1 && nitrogen --restore &

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#27 2019-02-03 00:45:24

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

It's one of those things, do you slow things down for everyone, or set things so they work for 99.x% of the people quickly?
Anyone who's in the .x% learns how to tweak their openbox autostart, so it isn't even a total loss for them smile


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#28 2019-02-05 10:28:38

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

I tried all the solutions in this thread, and have been reading a thread - here, on the nitrogen github page - which states what the problem is. I used their solution and it worked for a week or so, but then, yesterday, for no apparent reason the wallpaper messed up again. I think I have now solved the problem, but will let you know how it goes, by doing

sudo apt-get --purge remove nitrogen
sudo apt-get install oboinus
(open a terminal and type)
oboinus
(set the wallpaper or background colour, then in autostart put the following entry)
oboinus --restore &
(and remove the nitrogen entry
save and close autostart)

seems to work well so far after 2 warm restarts and a coldboot

Last edited by THX1138 (2019-02-05 17:34:45)


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#29 2019-02-05 11:44:55

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

I usually have nitrogen the last to load in OB autostart, have it sleep for 2s and usually that works.
Feh always seems to work whatever you do but not as easy to configure, although there is a dmenu script somewhere that lets you choose from a drop down list and sets it but no image preview.

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#30 2019-02-05 11:59:36

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

@THX1138 You could always file a bug with Debian too, mention there's a new version upstream that fixes it, who knows? It might get packaged.

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Dunno your views if this is widespread, package the upstream version for Bunsen till it finds it's way into Debian? Package the Stretch version for Lithium till there's a fix? Ship a substitute?  Assuming you can confirm it.

I know interactions with conky were mentioned in the link @THX1138 posted above, but seems to me that since nitrogen runs before conky gets started that may be a red-herring.

In terms of reproducing, that github issue mentions cold boots rather than simple logout/login cycles. May also be a red-herring.

I've not seen it on my own installs, that said I've not messed with wallpaper changing on the standard installs, only the ones I've switched to sysvinit, they don't really count as a fair test of anything much. (changed to distinguish them quickly) Conky failing to start unless I delay it, but no wallpaper issues, but the conky thing is down to the cruddy emulation software I'm using ++ the load on the system I'm using it on from other activities, & has been about as an issue right from the Hydrogen release candidates, nothing changed & I wouldn't call it a bug, leastways not a *Bunsen/Debian* one.

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#31 2019-02-06 03:36:11

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

Doesn't that GitHub thread claim the issue is fixed in nitrogen 1.6.1? If so, it will come with Buster/Lithium.

Meanwhile (again if I'm reading correctly) a workaround might be to set conky's own_window_type to something other than 'desktop', eg

own_window_type = 'normal',

Something to try.
(Do that on all your running conkys.)

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#32 2019-02-11 20:18:37

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

Pretty sure the issue is not with conky, since i disabled conky, in fact I believe I uninstalled it, yet still got the same problem. My belief is that it is an issue with xinerama and Nitrogen


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#33 2019-02-11 22:29:55

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

What happens if you run nitrogen from the menu with

nitrogen --force-setter=xinerama

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#34 2019-02-15 10:55:58

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

damo wrote:

It may be a timing issue on your system. Try adding a sleep after the nitrogen command in your autostart

## Set a wallpaper
nitrogen --restore && sleep 1

I've just tried that - it didn't work. I did a fresh install Bunsenlabs 9.7 Helium this morning.

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#35 2019-02-15 17:20:51

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

I've posted it before, and I will again. If nitrogen fails for you, use feh. Open your image with feh, right-click>File>Background>Set Filled, then comment out nitrogen and add this to your openbox autostart instead...

sh ~/.fehbg &

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#36 2019-03-07 11:01:49

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

oboinus is a valid alternative


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#37 2019-03-07 11:09:12

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

hathor wrote:

oboinus is a valid alternative

Not really - it has been removed from Testing due to serious bugs and a Debian policy violation. So as it stands it won't be available in Buster/Lithium.


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#38 2019-03-07 11:21:45

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Re: Wallpaper change not save after login

What a pity, in strech it works very well.


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