• \[SOLVED\] System Wide Wallpapers


    Hello all,

    New Arch/Antergos convert here, comming from Ubuntu and I am loving this distro so far. I’m trying to set some of my custom wallpapers to be used system wide in default directories for easy setup. I found the directory /usr/share/antergos/wallpapers/ and have placed my wallpapers there. However none of my wallpapers are showing in System -> Wallpapers or on the login screen wallpaper picker.

    My permissions are the same as the other files in the directory:

    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 317097 Jan 25 22:09 arch-linux-1503-1680x1050.jpg  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 231969 Jan 25 22:05 arch-linux-3896-1680x1050.jpg  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 841368 Jan 25 22:08 arch-linux-3955-1680x1050.jpg
    

    Is there any thing else I need to do to these pictures to make them available to the system, or am I just in the incorrect directory.

    — Thanks

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  • Hello all,

    New Arch/Antergos convert here, comming from Ubuntu and I am loving this distro so far. I’m trying to set some of my custom wallpapers to be used system wide in default directories for easy setup. I found the directory /usr/share/antergos/wallpapers/ and have placed my wallpapers there. However none of my wallpapers are showing in System -> Wallpapers or on the login screen wallpaper picker.

    My permissions are the same as the other files in the directory:

    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 317097 Jan 25 22:09 arch-linux-1503-1680x1050.jpg  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 231969 Jan 25 22:05 arch-linux-3896-1680x1050.jpg  
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 841368 Jan 25 22:08 arch-linux-3955-1680x1050.jpg
    

    Is there any thing else I need to do to these pictures to make them available to the system, or am I just in the incorrect directory.

    — Thanks

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  • Hmmm. Not too sure. You are in the correct directory. I’m assuming you moved them via root permissions as you would have had to.
    Has logging out/in done anything? That is, refreshing the system? Shouldn’t be necessary but just bringing up the idea.

    Query for you: As I myself don’t normally place my own wallpapers in said diretory, I place them in the Pictures/Some-other-folder directory and utilize that instead. Would such a method work for you?

    Also, glad that you like Antergos. It’s not widely used and is kinda low on the Distrowatch rankings but when I switched about 2 years or so ago when it was originally called Cinnarch, I haven’t looked back. :D

    Download " antergos-wallpapers-extra " and enjoy community sponsored wallpapers.

    Use the "Linux Beginner Search Engine"

    https://cse.google.com/cse/home?cx=017607476515012185699:b_owgx6xyi0

  • Hey Modisc,

    I tried rebooting but issue remains. Permissions are correct {see post above}. The only reason I want to place them in that directory is because on the login screen in the upper right hand corner there is a button to change the wallpaper… I wish to change to a non-default wallpaper. Normally I place my all my wallpapers in my ownCloud directory.

    My only other guess is the Antergos login manager looks in a different directory {with either duplicate pics (waste of space) or symlinked to this folder}. However I cannot seem to find any other folder that I could place wallpapers in.

    Otherwise my Arch experience is going well. Still need to switch my desktop but a NAS will need to be built first (2TB of data that needs to be removed first). I posted a screenie of my laptop here: [url:3asevpb8]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1170&p=12925#p12925[/url:3asevpb8].

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  • Hi again finlstrm.
    Well, the wallpaper directory is correct. The only other one I can think of is /usr/share/wallpapers. I have KDE so you may or may not have same directory as I also have. I have your directory and the one I mentioned just now.

    Have you thought or tried about the following method:
    sudo into your folder where you currently have your own wallpapers. From there cp or mv your wallpapers to /usr/share/antergos/wallpapers or /usr/share/wallpapers without all the your above mentioned permissions;
    At the top where it provides you Desktop Settings>Select “Folder” instead of " Default Settings";
    Navigate to your selected Folder and you should have your wallpapers visible.

    I just did this by sudo cp one of my own wallpapers from /home/username/Pictures to /usr/share/antergos/wallpapers.

    should work for you…I hope.

    Download " antergos-wallpapers-extra " and enjoy community sponsored wallpapers.

    Use the "Linux Beginner Search Engine"

    https://cse.google.com/cse/home?cx=017607476515012185699:b_owgx6xyi0

  • Modisc,

    I don’t have a [/usr/share/wallpapers] directory only [/usr/share/antergos/wallpapers]. That may be a KDE thing with [/usr/share/wallpapers] I’m running cinnamon. I’m guessing at this point that the login manager may look in a different directory for wallpapers, however I cannot find any documentation to back up that guess (or any documentation to speak of at all).

    Your method however would work perfectly for changing my desktop wallpaper (I store in another location for that anyway) but not for the login manager. I’m the only user of this PC so I’m not sharing wallpapers with other users. But in the future I may need to do so.

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  • Hi,

    It is not currently possible to add wallpapers to the login manager’s selection without editing the greeter theme code. We have plans to make it easier to add custom wallpapers though I can’t say when I’ll have time to do it. Sorry!

    Best Regards,

  • Thanks lots.0.logs, I’ll be on the lookout for that enhancement.

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  • finlstrm, I wrote a tutorial on how to add your own wallpapers to the lockscreen chooser. If I have time, I am going to try and write a small program/script to do this automatically.

    [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2718][0]">viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2718

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