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Old 30th December 2011, 03:04 AM
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Re: fc16 change login background image

it gave me an error when I typed the password...

the error was: command not found
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Old 30th December 2011, 03:12 AM
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Re: fc16 change login background image

If all went well, you now have phenominal cosmic powers ... which means that you can quite easily screw up the entire system. So ... as they say down here in Texas when playing with rattlesnakes, "Ya'll be keerful now, ya heer!"

At the root prompt (brand), type the following exactly:

Code:
 nautilus --no-desktop
That will open a nautilus file browser with root privileges.

Then, just like we did before, "drill" down to the victim file. Once you get there, right click that file, and change the name (rename) to, "old-verne.jpg" It should be pretty self explanatory how to do that. If you have trouble, post again. Otherwise, then you drill back up to the "home" directory, then your home folder, right click and copy the new file. Then drill back down to the proper folder, and paste it there. Once it's pasted, change it's name to, "verne.png."

That should do it, provided that it was indeed a png file. IF it wasn't, then we've got another few chores.

Was it, and are you OK so far?
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Old 30th December 2011, 03:14 AM
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Re: fc16 change login background image

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it gave me an error when I typed the password...

the error was: command not found
Dang. That means you either missed a step, or fat fingered something. Re-read the instructions, and try it again.
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Old 30th December 2011, 03:20 AM
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Re: fc16 change login background image

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If all went well, you now have phenominal cosmic powers ... which means that you can quite easily screw up the entire system. So ... as they say down here in Texas when playing with rattlesnakes, "Ya'll be keerful now, ya heer!"

At the root prompt (brand), type the following exactly:

Code:
 nautilus --no-desktop
That will open a nautilus file browser with root privileges.

Then, just like we did before, "drill" down to the victim file. Once you get there, right click that file, and change the name (rename) to, "old-verne.jpg" It should be pretty self explanatory how to do that. If you have trouble, post again. Otherwise, then you drill back up to the "home" directory, then your home folder, right click and copy the new file. Then drill back down to the proper folder, and paste it there. Once it's pasted, change it's name to, "verne.png."

That should do it, provided that it was indeed a png file. IF it wasn't, then we've got another few chores.

Was it, and are you OK so far?
it gave me the following error:

(nautilus:2838): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set_data: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(nautilus:2838): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_file_has_prefix: assertion `G_IS_FILE (file)' failed

(nautilus:2838): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_file_has_prefix: assertion `G_IS_FILE (file)' failed

(nautilus:2838): libnotify-WARNING **: Failed to connect to proxy
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
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Old 30th December 2011, 03:27 AM
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Re: fc16 change login background image

Yikes! I have no idea what happened there! I expected a single Gtk-message: Failed to load module "pk-gtk-module" error message, but nothing like what you got!

As much as I hate to use it, let's simplify.

In the terminal:

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sudo nautilus --no-desktop
See what that does.
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Old 30th December 2011, 03:46 AM
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Yikes! I have no idea what happened there! I expected a single Gtk-message: Failed to load module "pk-gtk-module" error message, but nothing like what you got!

As much as I hate to use it, let's simplify.

In the terminal:

Code:
sudo nautilus --no-desktop
See what that does.
now i get


[root@Riding ~]# sudo nautilus --no-desktop
Initializing nautilus-gdu extension

(nautilus:2891): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set_data: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(nautilus:2891): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_file_has_prefix: assertion `G_IS_FILE (file)' failed

(nautilus:2891): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_file_has_prefix: assertion `G_IS_FILE (file)' failed

(nautilus:2891): libnotify-WARNING **: Failed to connect to proxy
[root@Riding ~]#

---------- Post added at 02:46 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:30 AM ----------

(15 minutes later) did you give up???
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Old 30th December 2011, 03:47 AM
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Re: fc16 change login background image

Huh! I dunno what's up with that! Looks like we're going to be doing things a bit different.


We can either work in the terminal, or fetch another file manager to try. Which are you game for?
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Old 30th December 2011, 03:49 AM
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Huh! I dunno what's up with that! Looks like we're going to be doing things a bit different.


We can either work in the terminal, or fetch another file manager to try. Which are you game for?

whatever works the best for changing that background...
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Old 30th December 2011, 03:58 AM
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Re: fc16 change login background image

Ok. Follow the instructions in my PM and see if that works.
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Old 30th December 2011, 04:02 AM
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Ok. Follow the instructions in my PM and see if that works.
what do I do after that? what happened is the root folder opened...
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Old 30th December 2011, 04:15 AM
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Re: fc16 change login background image

Ok. Use that like you did nautilus to copy the image you want into the folder we drilled down to earlier. with that file manager, use the "up" arrow to navigate like you did the right arrow in nautilus.

To copy: Locate the file you want, right click it, select "copy".

then drill back down to the />usr>share>backgrounds>verne>default> folder, and right click in that window, and select: "paste". Then right click the "verne.png" file, and select "rename". Name it "old-verne.png". Then right click the file you just moved there, and rename it to: 'verne.png".

Did that all work?
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Old 30th December 2011, 04:20 AM
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Re: fc16 change login background image

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Ok. Use that like you did nautilus to copy the image you want into the folder we drilled down to earlier. with that file manager, use the "up" arrow to navigate like you did the right arrow in nautilus.

To copy: Locate the file you want, right click it, select "copy".

then drill back down to the />usr>share>backgrounds>verne>default> folder, and right click in that window, and select: "paste". Then right click the "verne.png" file, and select "rename". Name it "old-verne.png". Then right click the file you just moved there, and rename it to: 'verne.png".

Did that all work?

what if it is a jpg??
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Old 30th December 2011, 04:30 AM
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Re: fc16 change login background image

Dunno. Never tried. Just park it there, change the name, and let's see what happens. If it pitches a fit over it, we'll use the GIMP to convert the file.
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Old 30th December 2011, 04:38 AM
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Re: fc16 change login background image

what the next step?
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Old 30th December 2011, 04:47 AM
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Re: fc16 change login background image

If you've gotten all that done, close the file manager, exit out of the root terminal, close all your running applications, and log out. Unless we busted something, your new login wallpaper should be there.
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