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According to this Super User Q&A, you can try: xloadimage -onroot -fullscreen /path/to/background_image Or xpmroot /path/to/background_image Or, and this should work on pretty much any desktop environment: feh --bg-fill /path/to/background_image


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You can use feh: feh --bg-scale /path/to/wallpaper You can also set up bash scripts to change wallpaper to random one every X minutes(I use it with feh), get random wallpaper on each boot, etc. The Arch wiki explains it nicely.


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Looks like Gnome doesn't have this feature by default. However I use a Python software called Wallpapoz. It's not fast. It takes some time for the wallpaper to change. http://vajrasky.wordpress.com/wallpapoz https://vajrasky.wordpress.com/


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If Gnome doesn't have anything built in, you can write a script to do it. The following loads random wallpapers from ~/wallpapers on three monitors, assumed to be arranged left-to-right with each monitor being 1680 pixels wide. It uses xloadimage (see Multiple images on root window with ImageMagick). Adjust the monitor sizes and the wallpaper locations as ...



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