Bug 1001051 - Desktop background does not work in gnome classic
Desktop background does not work in gnome classic
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-26 08:09 EDT by Jan Sedlák
Modified: 2015-06-29 20:41 EDT (History)
7 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: nautilus-3.8.2-2.fc19
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 20:41:32 EDT
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Description Jan Sedlák 2013-08-26 08:09:41 EDT
Description of problem:
When I install F20 Alpha TC1 and log in into Gnome classic mode, it shows only gray desktop background. When I try to set background to some image, nothing happens. When I click on Applications -> Activities overview, background is displayed in it.
Comment 1 Florian Müllner 2013-09-05 10:47:21 EDT
This sounds like the https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=706665 GNOME bug, which was fixed in nautilus a couple of days ago. In any case, this is most likely a nautilus issue, reassigning.
Comment 2 Florian Müllner 2013-10-24 12:05:38 EDT
*** Bug 993550 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 udo 2013-10-27 05:31:33 EDT
Can we please have a fc19 update of nautilus to verify the fixing of the bug?
Thank you!
Comment 4 udo 2013-12-05 09:52:31 EST
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-12-09 14:48:00 EST
nautilus-3.8.2-2.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 6 udo 2013-12-09 17:06:53 EST
This nautilus does not work for me, but I do not run gnome classic.
Comment 7 Matthias Clasen 2013-12-09 18:41:07 EST
why were you begging for an update then ?
and in what way does it not work ?
Comment 8 udo 2013-12-09 22:34:04 EST
See comment #2.
And the background issue is not fixed.
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2013-12-10 01:17:23 EST
Package nautilus-3.8.2-2.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing nautilus-3.8.2-2.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 10 udo 2013-12-10 09:09:42 EST
See comment #9.
Comment 11 udo 2013-12-10 09:19:09 EST
Euhm.. Make that comment #8.
Comment 12 Matthias Clasen 2013-12-10 13:17:10 EST
could i get a screenshot of the problem ? i just updates an f19 installation to my nautilus build, and could not reproduce the gray background problem with nautilus rendering the desktop
Comment 13 udo 2013-12-10 22:36:40 EST
It is simply the desktop with icons etc on it but the background replaced by a grey mass.
Real background is visible when we press the windows key.
Comment 14 Jan Sedlák 2013-12-11 06:19:21 EST
I don't know what is the problem with F19 and/or gnome-shell, but it works now in F20 gnome-classic, TC5.
Comment 15 udo 2013-12-11 10:17:43 EST
Is there anoy logging that I can provide to help fix the issue for non-classic gnome?
Comment 16 udo 2013-12-11 10:18:00 EST
Is there any logging that I can provide to help fix the issue for non-classic gnome?
Comment 17 Fedora Update System 2014-01-11 03:37:05 EST
nautilus-3.8.2-2.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 18 udo 2014-01-11 08:48:48 EST
$ rpm -q nautilus

See comment #8.
See comment #13.
See comment #15 and #16.
Comment 19 udo 2014-01-12 06:36:45 EST
Oh, BTW, one other approach would be to look at comment #2 and declare that bug really different, we could then proceed with https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=993550 for finding the root cause of the non-classic situation.
Comment 20 udo 2014-06-08 09:53:05 EDT
$ rpm -q nautilus

Still not working as it should. What logs do you need?
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