[Techtalk] Gnome settings

David Sumbler david at aeolia.co.uk
Tue Oct 19 10:07:52 UTC 2010

I run Gnome with Ubuntu 9.10 .

This morning I started the computer, only to find that my desktop 
background had disappeared.

Then I found that my screensaver, which was set to "Pictures folder" was 
showing not my own pictures, but random computer screenshots, bits of 
music etc.

Try as I might, I can't seem to get the screensaver to show my pictures, 
although my desktop background is now restored.  (I had to "add" the 
picture again to those available: for some reason it had disappeared 
from the list of available images.)

Can anyone suggest what I need to do to correct things?

Additionally, I have found for some time that often when I start the 
computer the sound is muted and I have manually to reset the sound 
settings.  I never mute the sound (I just turn the speakers off if I 
don't want sound), yet repeatedly this problem arises - not every time, 
but frequently.


David Sumbler <david at aeolia.co.uk>

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