[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#461495: Bug#461495: xfdesktop4: Root image not being set on login

Steve Greenland steveg at moregruel.net
Mon Feb 25 18:47:51 UTC 2008

On 25-Feb-08, 11:17 (CST), Simon Huggins <huggie at earth.li> wrote: 
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 06:39:40PM -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> > On session startup, my custom bg image is not being set; instead, I'm
> > left with default XFCE gradient. Entering "Settings->Desktop Setting",
> > I see that the "Show Image" box is checked. Un-checking and
> > re-checking causes my desired bg to load.
> > I believe this was broken on the upgrade to 4.4.2, but I don't logout
> > very often, so I'm not sure.
> Does this happen every time you start up?


I don't know *why* it would make any difference, but I'm using 'slim'
for my login manager, not gdm or kdm or xdm or ...

> I can't really think how this would have happened.  Do you store your
> background on an NFS mount which had vanished one time you started X?

Nope. All local, and on the same partition as everything else. Image is
mode=0644, uid=root, gid=root.

> I'm clutching at straws to explain this but since I use this and have
> never seen it happen I'm a bit confused.

Understood. If there's anything I can look at to diagnose, let me
know. I've not seen any obviously related errors in the X log or


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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