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Old 29th July 2011, 09:33 PM
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Copy and Paste

Hey Guys,

I wanted to copy and past some wallpapers from my downloads directory to the default fedora backgrounds directory /usr/share/backgrounds

Unfortunately, paste is shaded out and ctrl+v doesnt work. So I had to do it via Terminal commands. Is there a way to make it just like windows where i can copy and paste from one directory to another reqardless of the directory permissions? In users i do have my user setup as admin and root.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 29th July 2011, 09:44 PM
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Re: Copy and Paste

you have to copy them into /usr/share/backgrounds as root user.

if you open a terminal

Code:
su -
(root password)

nautilus
That should open a file manager window with root permissions so you could copy/paste
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Old 29th July 2011, 09:46 PM
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Re: Copy and Paste

perfect, ty.
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Old 29th July 2011, 09:58 PM
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Re: Copy and Paste

FYI: If you wish you can put the backgrounds in ~/Pictures

They would only be available per-user that way (which may be preferred for some images on a shared computer).
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Old 29th July 2011, 10:05 PM
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Re: Copy and Paste

Quote:
Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
FYI: If you wish you can put the backgrounds in ~/Pictures

They would only be available per-user that way (which may be preferred for some images on a shared computer).

I was trying to change my gdm user background, that is how this question came about. You can either use terminal with these commands:

#xhost +
# sudo -u gdm gnome-control-center

But the problem is that I could not find a way to get backgrounds to the gdm user backgrounds folder (custom background). The solution I found was an app called GDM3 Settings, it is a GUI to edit the gdm user background (from any directory) and theme. Here is a link to it http://www.webupd8.org/2011/07/gdm3s...wallpaper.html

I know this was off topic, but i figured it might help someone.
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Old 29th July 2011, 10:15 PM
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Re: Copy and Paste

Nice one =)
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Old 29th July 2011, 11:12 PM
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Re: Copy and Paste

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Originally Posted by DaveFL View Post
I was trying to change my gdm user background, that is how this question came about. You can either use terminal with these commands:

#xhost +
# sudo -u gdm gnome-control-center

But the problem is that I could not find a way to get backgrounds to the gdm user backgrounds folder (custom background). The solution I found was an app called GDM3 Settings, it is a GUI to edit the gdm user background (from any directory) and theme. Here is a link to it http://www.webupd8.org/2011/07/gdm3s...wallpaper.html

I know this was off topic, but i figured it might help someone.
actually, you should have used a little more on those commands

Code:
su -
(root password)

xhost +SI:localuser:gdm

sudo -u gdm gnome-control-center
Edit: remove typo in above xhost command
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