Sunday, 23 May 2010

GDM2Setup / Ubuntu Tweak - Unable to change Xsplash Wallpaper

On a couple of fresh Lucid installs so far I've run into this same problem, whereby GDM2setup and/or Ubuntu Tweak are unable to change the wallpaper for Xsplash. This apparently stems from the fact that a directory both programs need to modify does not exist by default in 10.04.

A fix presented itself in the form of the reply from WobblyBob on launchpad here.

Essentially all you need to do is run this command in the terminal:

sudo mkdir /usr/share/images/xsplash
Then attempt to change the wallpaper once again. Hopefully that has fixed it!


  1. That was the perfect bug fix I was looking for. Congratulations.

  2. Yes thank you! Fixed my problem.