Im using debian jessie stable with cinnamon as desktop environment.

Previously I was able to change wallpaper from a pre-defined default set of wallpapers already included in system with installation.

But now when I open, Settings > Backgrounds , there are no default wallpapers showing up. Its empty as in the pic.

Backgrounds empty

How can I restore the default wallpapers, so I can choose and change the wallpaper?


Default wallpapers from all releases are kept here


under the directories starting with mint-backgrounds-. Expand the tar.gz archive and from there put the ./mint-backgrounds-xxxxx/usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-xxx subdirectory in /usr/share/backgrounds or (untested) let the deb do it for you.

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