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How do I change background in Fedora 17

asked 2015-04-05 08:19:54 -0500

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Yes, I know this seems like a simple question but here's the problem. After a disk failure yesterday, I updated my kernel to 3.9.10-100.fc17.x86_64, (yes, still running Fedora 17). I remote in to that machine via VNC. When I did this after the update, I found that my remote desktop was completely reset with some wall paper. I tried to use the system settings to change the background to a solid color but nothing would actually change. Then I killed the vncserver and recreated it as root (sigh) user. When I remote connected as root, I was able to change the background with no problems. Anyone know what might be wrong?

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answered 2015-04-05 10:44:45 -0500

Yeeeah...the proper way to fix this is with the fedup utility. =)

Get onto Fedora 21! Fedora 17 is no longer supported and should not be expected to be stable or secure.

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Fedora 17 should still be as stable as it was on the day it reached EOL. (Just because it's not receiving updates doesn't mean that it's going to start crashing.) It's not, however, receiving any updates, meaning that you won't get any bug fixes or security updates. It also means that it's going to stay vulnerable to any security issues that have popped up since Fedora stopped supporting it. Unless there's a good reason not to, I'd second the suggestion to move up to F 21.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-04-05 15:20:05 -0500 )edit

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