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[Solved] Linux Mint Desktop resets

Discussion in 'Linux' started by IJAC, Sep 14, 2020 at 12:12 PM.

  1. IJAC

    IJAC Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    Every time I reboot or shutdown (which isn't often I shutdown) the custom desktop reverts back to the default Mint background. I was wondering if maybe I need to save the file in a certain location.
     
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    Is this an installed or live?

    How was the install done?

    Dual Boot and with what?

    What version and Desktop Environment?

    No you should not have to put it into any specific folder.
    Is it just the background that is affected?
     
  3. IJAC

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    It is a installed wallpaper I downloaded. It is a dual boot with windows 10 but my main OS is Mint. It is Cinnamon 4.6.7
    VERSION 20 (Ulyana).
     
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    If you have not tried where the other wallpapers are try that. Might also have to reapply the wallpaper after it has been moved.

    Been a while since I have moved on from Mint willing to help do research to find an answer.
    Is this an image or a theme?
    Something that just started happening?
    https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=282847
     
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    Tell you not really sure when it started cause I rarely reboot or boot into windows. I think it was the last time I rebooted to update windows last week. I have no problem getting it back I have them saved in another drive. I just thought I may have to have the one I am using in a certain directory. I did copy the wallpaper folder into the home directory the last time it happened. I will try the link you sent thanks for answering it just bugs me sometimes when things don't work the way I want them to lol.
     
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    Is there a System Restore function like the one Windows has?
     
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    Sort of it is Timeshift system restore but that won't correct my problem I don't believe. It is easy enough to fix I just go to my my home directory and my wallpaper folder and select the one I had and set it as my desktop background. I was just trying to figure it out but if not no big deal just trying to learn more.
     
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    From what I have read is the image has to be on the main drive is best or on one that is mounded during boot.

    There could be an issue with the .<folders> folder(s). Where ever the desktop information is stored.

    When you load it into the Recover Modes (or one of them) dose it do the same thing?

    TimeShift does not unless told to restore and or backup any of the home folders.
     
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    I figured it out the wallpaper folder I have had to be stored in the home/var/share/backgrounds directory. I tried and rebooted and the same wallpaper was there. Well I guess I did learn something about where to store things. Rustys thanks for the Timeshift info also.
     
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    Not a problem.
     

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