here's my problem : a friend set me a readonly bad wallpaper on ubuntu gnome. I want to change it. : )

I found the file i have to modify : /etc/dconf/db/local.d/locks/00_default-wallpaper

but when I open it with vim, I can see at the bottom : [readonly] and when I attempt to modify it, it writes : E212 : Can’t open file for writing

I'm logged as root and have already disabled the immutable flag with chattr.


1) log in as root

2) cd to /etc/dconf/db/local.d/

3) issue the command 'chmod 777 00_default-wallpaper'

4) use wallpaper

  • I have already done that – voila Apr 9 at 16:29
  • it prints : operation not permitted – voila Apr 9 at 16:29

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