feh won't work in xubuntu?

asked 2015-04-10 18:48:44 +0000

ChaoticShiny gravatar image

I'm running xubuntu and recently switched from compiz to i3. Now I can't set a desktop wallpaper. I tried feh, and it almost works--I have a slightly transparent terminal, and I can see the new wallpaper through that, but I can't see it anywhere else. Any suggestions at all would be much appreciated!!

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Do you see the wallpaper on a blank workspace, with no open windows? If so, I expect everything's working properly. i3 is not a compositing window manager, doesn't do transparency; your terminal app has transparency support built into it. Many people use the 'compton' compositor along with i3.

hes gravatar imagehes ( 2015-04-10 19:08:05 +0000 )edit