KDE4.14.8: cannot change Default Desktop Background Image

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chemist
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KDE4.14.8: cannot change Default Desktop Background Image

Post by chemist » 2020/05/25 12:01:55

Hello,

1) After a couple of updates I realized that the Default Desktop Background wallpaper image has somehow altered "itself" and all my attempts to change it from the 'Desktop Settings' menu cannot be applied any longer.
Actually, among a number of wallpapers from kde-wallpapers.noarch (see the picture below) only two, Elarun and Horos, can be successfully enabled; also, their resolutions are indicated 2560x1600 and 1920x1080, respectively; for other wallpapers, it is 0x0.
When I login into KDE as 'root', I can enable any of all wallpapers through Desktop Settings.
DesktopSettings1.png
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All folders and their contents from /usr/share/wallpapers seem to be in place and bear the same permissions:

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ls -l
total 60
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Ariya
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Auros
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Autumn
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Azul
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root   22 Jan 17  2017 backgrounds -> /usr/share/backgrounds
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Blue_Wood
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Castilla_Sky
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Elarun
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Flores
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Flying_Field
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Fog_on_the_West_Lake
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Grass
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Hanami
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Horos
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Media_Life
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 May 25 11:52 Prato
2) Another thing, which is possibly connected to the pb, when I try to "Get New Wallpapers..." I get a new window with the following error message "Loading providers from file http://download.kde.org/ocs/providers.xml failed" at the very bottom.
Needless to mention that as 'root' I do not have this issue.



So, how to figure out with these issues ?

Thanks much in advance

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chemist
Posts: 26
Joined: 2014/08/21 17:15:28

Re: KDE4.14.8: cannot change Default Desktop Background Image

Post by chemist » 2020/05/25 14:37:19

In addition,
I just created a new user with regular privileges by 'adduser bilbo', and, surprisingly, bilbo gained access to all the Desktop Settings wallpapers, also allowing to set any image as wallpaper, and to get to the kde.org files.
As I understand this is a very bad story with some permissions ... damn
Any ideas how to handle it without reinstallation or user change ?

thanks

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