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i have this problem installing panoramic wallpapers in my device. when i include the .desktop file on the images files on the N900, i cant change the background. only themes...
if choose the Change Background on the device it just went blank and exit the Change Background option.
am im the only one having this problem? i can only change wallpapers manually per desktop. ( with panoramic loopable wallpaper )

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I have the same problem. Help anyone?
 
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Are you using the ones from the n900 wallpapers site?

Answers are here in this thread.

If you are having trouble with the actual application, (i.e. it crashes or won't let you open the 'change brackground at all) then there's a problem with the path on the .desktop file. Edit it using a text editor as follows:
X-File1=image_0.jpg
X-File2=image_1.jpg
X-File3=image_2.jpg
X-File4=image_3.jpg
becomes

X-File1=/home/user/MyDocs/.images/image_0.jpg
X-File2=/home/user/MyDocs/.images/image_1.jpg
X-File3=/home/user/MyDocs/.images/image_2.jpg
X-File4=/home/user/MyDocs/.images/image_3.jpg
Where 'image' is the name of the set.

If you can view and access the 'change background' but the set you want appears void, there's an extra 'space' on the end of each line you need to delete - again using a text editor.

Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by RevdKathy View Post
Are you using the ones from the n900 wallpapers site?

Answers are here in this thread.

If you are having trouble with the actual application, (i.e. it crashes or won't let you open the 'change brackground at all) then there's a problem with the path on the .desktop file. Edit it using a text editor as follows:


becomes


Where 'image' is the name of the set.

If you can view and access the 'change background' but the set you want appears void, there's an extra 'space' on the end of each line you need to delete - again using a text editor.

Hope that helps.
Maybe that would be helpful but:
1.I have n900 since yesterday and i don't have a clue how to do what suggested.
2. I have deleted that wallpaper fom my Nokia.
3.My issue is that when I want to click "change bacground" nothing happens, doesnt open folder with pics/wallpapers only widgets disappear.

Could You tell me step by step what to do in simple english words? (still learning En)

Thank You.
 
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Ok, first up where did you get your loopable wallpaper from?

The ones that came preinstalled should work out of the box, unless you have installed others.

Did you download them from here? Cos if so, I can solve the problem.

If you created them for yourself, I can also make suggestions... but I need to know what wallpapers we're talking about.

(And congrats on your new baby!)
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Originally Posted by RevdKathy View Post
Ok, first up where did you get your loopable wallpaper from?

The ones that came preinstalled should work out of the box, unless you have installed others.

Did you download them from here? Cos if so, I can solve the problem.

If you created them for yourself, I can also make suggestions... but I need to know what wallpapers we're talking about.

(And congrats on your new baby!)
Yes, i downloaded them from http://www.n900wallpapers.com/.
The one with Paris panorama.

Thanks for helping me with this.
That should be repared by maemo team.
 
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No, it's not a problem with the Maemo: the wallpapers there are designed for running with prismic (which isn't available yet) so they need a bit of fiddling to install direct.

Do it like this:

Go to the site, and download the wallpapers and the .desktop file direct to your computer (not your n900)

Then open the .desktop file with a text programme - something like notepad or wordpad.

The lines for each image look like this:

X-File1=image_0.jpg
X-File2=image_1.jpg
X-File3=image_2.jpg
X-File4=image_3.jpg

Using the name of the file instead of 'image'

You need to edit them so they say

X-File1=/home/user/MyDocs/.images/image_0.jpg
X-File2=/home/user/MyDocs/.images/image_1.jpg
X-File3=/home/user/MyDocs/.images/image_2.jpg
X-File4=/home/user/MyDocs/.images/image_3.jpg

Put your mouse at the end of each line and do a quick 'delete' to make sure there are no spaces after the end which you can't see. Save the file and close.

Then put them on your n900 using the usb cable and the 'mass storage' method, putting all four images and the .desktop file in the images folder.

If that fails, download all four images and add them manually in order.

Hope I have explained that clearly enough.
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It's done! Thanks a lot, I can enjoy my n900 again!!
 
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Well done! I am always impressed by people who can do stuff like that in a foreign language!!!
I have enough trouble following instructions in my own language.

Glad it's sorted.
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Thank You So Mch....

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