Bug 20952 - after upgrading Xfce DE from Mga5 to Mga6, wallpaper is absent
Summary: after upgrading Xfce DE from Mga5 to Mga6, wallpaper is absent
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: High normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jani Välimaa
QA Contact:
Keywords: 6RC
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-05-27 02:14 CEST by ben mcmonagle
Modified: 2019-02-04 23:24 CET (History)
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Description ben mcmonagle 2017-05-27 02:14:56 CEST
Description of problem:
 after upgrading Mga5 Xfce to Mga6 Xfce using the Classical installer.iso, and updating at completion of install, upon reboot and login, the desktop background has been removed, there is no wallpaper.
The Mga6 background is in the available in the "change desktop background" images.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:in virtual box

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create and update Mga5 single DE Xfce install
2.upgrade using the classical .iso
3.reboot to and login to desktop, wallpaper is missing
ben mcmonagle 2017-05-27 02:24:08 CEST

Summary: fter upgrading Xfce DE from Mga5 to Mga6, wallpaper is not Mga6 default => after upgrading Xfce DE from Mga5 to Mga6, wallpaper is absent

ben mcmonagle 2017-05-27 04:05:49 CEST

Keywords: (none) => 6RC

Rémi Verschelde 2017-05-27 11:05:48 CEST

Priority: Normal => High
CC: (none) => pkg-bugs
Assignee: bugsquad => jani.valimaa

Comment 1 Jani Välimaa 2017-05-29 16:01:13 CEST
After update (distro or mageia-xfce-config pkg) one should remove config directories under $HOME to really apply all new default settings. It's stated also in README.update.urpmi in mageia-xfce-config pkg [1].

Default background image type was changed from .jpg to .png during the mga6 dev cycle. That's not the only major change as default Xfce theme was also changed.

I can add a compatibility symlink which handles background image type change, but we can't handle default theme change without one removing configs first.

Note that all this only happens if one hasn't changed the default background or theme settings. We have never tried to alter one's custom/modified settings and we apply the default settings only at first boot or if needed/wanted config directories or files aren't available under $HOME.

[1] http://gitweb.mageia.org/software/desktop/xfce/config/tree/README.update.urpmi
Comment 2 ben mcmonagle 2019-02-04 23:24:49 CET
events have made this obselete

Resolution: (none) => FIXED

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