Can't change wallpaper unless /org/gnome/desktop/background/show-desktop-icons is true.
When I logged into my computer today, Unity wasn't showing my wallpaper. The first thing I tried was to go into the Appearance settings and change the wallpaper. At first, I was not able to make any changes to the wallpaper. Then I started tinkering around with dconf, just to see if I could find any settings that might interfere with the wallpaper.
What I found was that /org/gnome/
Steps to reproduce:
1. Using dconf, set /org/gnome/
2. Using Gear menu -> System Settings -> Appearance, try to change the wallpaper. You can't.
3. Set show-desktop-icons back to true.
4. Change the wallpaper now -- it works.
So, this is quite strange to me -- turning on show-desktop-icons doesn't actually render any icons on my desktop. It only enables the wallpaper switching to work. My best guess as to what is happening here is that "show-desktop-
Let me know if there's any additional information I can provide, and I will happily cooperate in troubleshooting ;-)
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-4-generic x86_64
Date: Mon Feb 4 19:56:37 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-09-14 (143 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120905.2)
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2012-11-14 (82 days ago)
|Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Invalid → Confirmed|