I downloaded a wallpaper and want to use it for the background and lock screen. I moved the file to
and selected it
As you can see the system is still using the default wallpaper ( after reboot ). What am I missing? Am I lacking permissions and the default wallpaper is the fallback wallpaper? The settings are
I want the wallpaper with the dark mode and can’t select the wallpaper via “Add Picture” because I can’t navigate to the mentioned backgrounds directory.
Thanks in advance!
Put your wallpapers in
~/.local/share/backgrounds (that is /home/$USER/.local/share/backgrounds).
Thanks for your reply.
sudo mv /usr/share/endeavouros/backgrounds/arch.png /home/$USER/.local/share/backgrounds
fixed it. Was that correct?
You could have used
cp to just copy. Now you have moved it. No problem in this case, I guess.
Only thing to note is that you don’t need
sudo for writing into the directories under your home.
I guess for moving that file from a system directory you had to use
Now /home/$USER/.local/share/backgrounds/arch.png has root as the owner, you probably don’t want that.
If that’s the case, to change the owner, you can use e.g. command
sudo chown $USER:$USER /home/$USER/.local/share/backgrounds/arch.png
sorry, I’m a giga noob and still “learning” Linux. After fresh install and downloading a wallpaper, where and how to put it correctly?
Use terminal command
and give the file path as parameter.
GNOME needs the exact folder to be used…
in case you will need to create the folder before you can copy picture to it…
After you added the pictures there the will appear automatically in the default Gnome settings:
and when you choose one there as wallpaper it will be used automatically as lockscreen too what you can see in Tweaks tool:
no need to set it there.
is a dropin replacement path for the systemwide /usr/share/backgrounds path…