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Re: Jesse Xfce wallpaper stuck




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On Tue, 4 Apr 2017 19:17:47 -0700
David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>debian-user:
>
>I have a Dell Inspiron E1505/6400 laptop with Debian and Xfce.  I am 
>running an external monitor:
>
>2017-04-04 19:01:33 dpchrist@jesse ~
>$ cat /etc/debian_version
>8.7
>
>2017-04-04 19:01:45 dpchrist@jesse ~
>$ uname -a
>Linux jesse 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.39-1+deb8u2 (2017-03-07) 
>x86_64 GNU/Linux
>
>2017-04-04 19:02:36 dpchrist@jesse ~
>$ dpkg-query -l xfce4
>Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
>| 
>Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
>|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
>||/ Name           Version      Architecture Description
>+++-==============-============-============-=================================
>ii  xfce4          4.10.1       all          Meta-package for the Xfce 
>Lightwe
>
>
>Currently, the desktop wallpaper is improperly tiled and stuck:
>
>1.  The default Debian 8 wallpaper appears (1024x768) in the upper left 
>portion of the my 1920x1080 monitor, and portions of the same image 
>appear to the right, below, and in the lower right corner.
>
>2.  If I go to Applications Menu -> Settings -> Desktop -> Background 
>and choose a different image, tiling, etc., the desktop wallpaper stays 
>the same.
>
>
>Searching /var/log for 'xfce', I see an endless stream of error messages:
>
>2017-04-04 19:11:24 root@jesse ~
># grep -ri xfce /var/log/messages | tail
>Apr  4 16:02:07 jesse org.xfce.FileManager[1108]: Failed to open VDPAU 
>backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file 
>or directory
>Apr  4 16:02:11 jesse org.xfce.FileManager[1108]: Failed to open VDPAU 
>backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file 
>or directory
>Apr  4 16:02:12 jesse org.xfce.FileManager[1108]: Failed to open VDPAU 
>backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file 
>or directory
>Apr  4 16:02:13 jesse org.xfce.FileManager[1108]: Failed to open VDPAU 
>backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file 
>or directory
>Apr  4 16:02:16 jesse org.xfce.FileManager[1108]: Failed to open VDPAU 
>backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file 
>or directory
>Apr  4 16:02:18 jesse org.xfce.FileManager[1108]: Failed to open VDPAU 
>backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file 
>or directory
>Apr  4 16:02:18 jesse org.xfce.FileManager[1108]: Failed to open VDPAU 
>backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file 
>or directory
>Apr  4 16:02:19 jesse org.xfce.FileManager[1108]: Failed to open VDPAU 
>backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file 
>or directory
>Apr  4 16:02:20 jesse org.xfce.FileManager[1108]: Failed to open VDPAU 
>backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file 
>or directory
>Apr  4 16:02:21 jesse org.xfce.FileManager[1108]: Failed to open VDPAU 
>backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file 
>or directory
>
>
>My laptop has Intel GM945 chipset graphics, not NVIDIA.
>
>
>/var/log/dmesg is of no help:
>
>2017-04-04 19:13:56 root@jesse ~
># cat /var/log/dmesg
>(Nothing has been logged yet.)
>
>2017-04-04 19:13:58 root@jesse ~
># ll /var/log/dmesg
>-rw-r----- 1 root adm 31 2017/02/21 21:52:40 /var/log/dmesg
>
>
>Any suggestions for troubleshooting this?
>
>
>David
>

On my dual video Lenovo thinkpad T520, I had this same issue. I deleted
all the nvidia video stuff, then installed the intel I965 video files.
Rebooting allowed the system to come and set the correct resolution.
Then the backgrounds worked correctly.



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