Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108462
Wallpaper not displayed at startup unless Nautilus is part of session
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:18:42 EDT
Description of problem: I removed Nautilus from my saved session (it's big,
slow and I rarely use it). But now my screen background wallpaper is not shown
when I log in.
However, if I open the control panel for the screen background and switch
backgrounds it is displayed correctly. So obviously Nautilus is not actually
required for displaying the background.
The X startup scripts should display the configured background without requiring
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Remove nautilus from saved session
2. Log out of X.
3. Log in again.
Screen background graphic is not displayed, until the control panel is used to
switch to/from another background.
Screen background should be displayed at login without requiring nautilus.
Results are the same when background is a solid color instead of
some wallpaper. Background properties are remembered but not applied
unless Nautilus is running. This bug was absent in RH9 and is
still present in FC1 release.
I think this is a gnome-settings-daemon bug.
I did not really try to trace interactions but after
gconftool-2 -s --type=bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false
it is possible to set a background without running nautilus.
Not that intuitive. :-)
Closing since that is the wanted behavior. The pref was in the user
interface until GNOME 2.2 but than was removed.
> .... that is the wanted behavior.
You have to be pulling my leg! Wanted by whom?