Hello, and a question

Chuck Kuecker ckuecker at ckent.org
Sat Feb 6 12:28:25 UTC 2010

NoOp wrote:
> On 02/05/2010 05:32 PM, Chuck Kuecker wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just upgraded my system from 9.04 to 9.10. It works fine, but I cannot 
>> get the desktop to display any background wallpaper. It's just a black 
>> screen.
>> The wallpaper in 9.04 worked fine. Is this a bug in 9.10, or is there a 
>> secret I need to find out?
> Perhaps the theme you were using in 9.04 is no longer supported and/or
> available? Try simply right clicking on the desktop, select 'Change
> Desktop Background' and select one of the backgrounds. If that works,
> then it probably is the old theme background.
That's the problem. Regardless of which theme or background I choose, I 
get a black background.

Some other items that might give a hint. When I said I "upgraded", I 
meant I reinstalled 9.04, and upgraded to 9.10 after it finished - I had 
serious problems with the package manager that needed a clean reinstall. 
That worked out for me - problems are gone in the package manager.

I tried to set up a screen saver, and got strange results, such as some 
of the screen saver preview shots getting "stuck" on top of the menu 
boxes needed to change things - at one point, the screen saver locked up 
the computer. I've got the generic flying text screen saver up now, so 
the monitor will shut down after I walk away for a bit, but I would 
really like to get the neat engine animation saver I had in the old 9.04 
installation back. I'm wondering if the screen saver upset somehow broke 
the wallpaper.

Chuck Kuecker

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