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27 October 2013

Black background in all desktops after Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade

by Alpha01

So I just upgraded my Dell XPS 13 laptop from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, and immediately the first thing I noticed that all of my desktops had a black background. and manually changing the background wallpaper took no effect. Turns out this is a common problem. In my case it turned out to be related to Gnome, which I found it to be rather interesting giving that a Gnome specific setting will cause this problem in Unity.


gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background active true


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