How to restore home to former beauty?

I installed EndeavourOS, and the initial setup of home, such as wallpaper, transparency for Xfce-terminal, etc. are just beautiful.

My real home folder is on a second drive, so I switched it over it /etc/fstab, rebooted, and it works, but it’s back to plain black background, and the other tweaks from the Endeavour team are gone.
I tried selectively copying flies from the Endeavour-created home into my home, rebooted, to no avail. It’s still plain, no background. Changing the background from the EOS welcome screen doesn’t work.

Is there a way to set my home back to its former EOS beauty?


Edit: forgot this:

OS: EndeavourOS Linux x86_64 
Kernel: 6.1.27-1-lts 
Uptime: 18 mins 
Packages: 1050 (pacman) 
Shell: bash 5.1.16 
Resolution: 2560x2880, 3840x2160, 3840x2160 
DE: GNOME 44.1 
WM: Mutter 
WM Theme: Adwaita 
Theme: Adwaita [GTK2/3] 
Icons: Qogir [GTK2/3] 
Terminal: xfce4-terminal 
Terminal Font: Source Code Pro 14 
CPU: 13th Gen Intel i9-13900K (32) @ 5.500GHz 
Memory: 2274MiB / 128520MiB 

Perhaps this could help:

Disclaimer: Not an Xfce user

But it seems that EnOS Xfce ships with the package: endeavouros-skel-xfce4

So look inside: /etc/skel and copy the relevant files/folders into your .config

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I am not sure there is an easy way to do that with gnome.

You could copy the settings out of /etc/skel but I don’t think they will get picked up because you already have your dconf file created.

Maybe someone else who is more familiar with gnome could answer that.


Aren’t we using gnome here?


If only I were an Xfce user :slight_smile:
I checked the repo, and don’t see a similar setup for gnome theming.

Ah, sorry!

I missed the essential part! You are on GNOME! I read Xfce and … :person_facepalming:t5:

Yes, I’m using Gnome. Installed Gnome, Xfce, and i3 to try them out. I discovered that I like the aesthetics of Xfce-terminal (which runs fine in Gnome). My mention of it above was a distraction though.

No facepalm needed!
I appreciate the suggestion!

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Yeah. I replied before or at the same time OP got edited :blush:

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If I am not mistaken, the only GNOME “customization” in EnOS is done via eos-settings-gnome

First make sure you have this package installed.

Then make a backup of your current dconf settings:

dconf dump / > desktop-full-backup

Make sure that a file named desktop-full-backup is really created. Run ls and/or cat desktop-full-backup to view its content.

Now you can reset all the desktop configurations with:

dconf reset -f /

:exclamation: Please note that this command doesn’t reset just Gnome desktop settings, but also any application that stores its settings using dconf.

Now you could log out and log back in or reboot for good measure.

You could always restore the settings to what was before:

dconf load -f / < desktop-full-backup

I use GNOME on an Arch (vanilla) install so bear with me if I don’t get it right.

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I’ll give it a shot.


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