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


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

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!):


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)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.