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Desktop Backgrounds on RHEL

Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:37 pm

So random, but does anyone know how to take the default desktop images off of a machine. I imagine this applies to any GNOME system (though the wallpaper management on RHEL 5.something reminds me a lot more of KDE, and it has a lot of the KDE applications...), but I'd like to get the default wallpaper off so I can use it at home. The RHEL machine is one of my work machines, but I like the wallpaper and can't find it elsewhere.
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Re: Desktop Backgrounds on RHEL

Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:40 pm

Do you know what the filename is? If so, you can run "find / -name filename" to see where it is on the disk.
 
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Re: Desktop Backgrounds on RHEL

Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:06 pm

Not sure about RHEL, but on Ubuntu (with GNOME 2) they're under /usr/share/backgrounds. You've probably got about even odds that RHEL puts them in the same place.
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Re: Desktop Backgrounds on RHEL

Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:48 am

I checked and it is /usr/share/backgrounds.
 
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Re: Desktop Backgrounds on RHEL

Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:06 am

Oh, and FWIW as Steel pointed out, find is your friend! But you don't even need to know the filename; I found them on my Ubuntu box via:
cd /usr; find . -name '*.jpg'
(going on the assumption that they were most likely in the /usr hierarchy somewhere, and most likely stored as .jpg files)
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Re: Desktop Backgrounds on RHEL

Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:46 pm

That and locate.

You don't have to change directories; you can search /usr from your current dir.
find /usr/ -type f -name '*.jpg' -o -name '*.png'


Locate searches a database to find files, which makes it quicker then find, and it's a little more forgiving.
locate -i *.jpg *.png
 
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Re: Desktop Backgrounds on RHEL

Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:06 pm

Thanks all. I didn't get a chance to do anything more than a quick run of find while checking email, but I'll definitely try again tomorrow. Also, for those wondering, it's the boats .svg file. I have a nice color gradient behind it and it's tiled across the desktop. Quite nice.
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