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[greeter]
#activate-numlock=true
#default-wallpaper=/usr/share/backgrounds/164.jpg
#high-contrast=false
#onscreen-keyboard=false
#screensaver-timeout=60

I modified the panthon-greeter.config but still my lock screen wallpaper is the same and why does it say default wallpaper and doesn't differentiate between lock screen and background wallpaper. How can i keep them separate ?? I am using Loki

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Are you sure that "164.jpg" is exist in /usr/share/backgrounds?

  • Yes, I rechecked and confirmed that it exists – Vipul Mar 2 '18 at 4:04
  • I have another question, when I checked the default-background link points to a different image than the one I have as my current background. What does the default signify. How is the wallpaper changed and stored when changed via GUI – Vipul Mar 2 '18 at 4:09
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How can i keep them separate ?

Quite simple, but not as intuitive unfortunately.

All images used as wallpaper from /usr/share/backgrounds will be applied by LOKI to both Desktop and Login (permissions matter too!)

To keep them separate, use an image from /usr/share/backgrounds as your login BG with greeter config line (must be unhashed!):

default-wallpaper=/usr/share/backgrounds/YOURCHOSENBG.jpg

And to set different wall for the destop only, choose an image from any other location in the system, and use right clik->set as wallpaper - that should keep them separate. Tested it on JUNO Beta2 and it works.

Setting desktop wallpaper this way copies your chosen image to /home/YOURUSER/.local/share/backgrounds/ and imports it to Settings->Desktop->Wallpaper. This unfortunate way, its up to you to remember which image is from here...

/usr/share/backgrounds (applies to both Desktop and Login)

or here...

/home/YOURUSER/.local/share/backgrounds/ (applies to Desktop only)

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