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 Post subject: Panel Background Won't Work (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:11 pm 
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Basically, I deleted the .png for the panel background and now the panel bugs out and I can't right click it to access settings and replace the .png. Any way to fix this? Config files to edit? Please help!

Edit: I do have quite a few image files (.png's) for the panel saved, in case that helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Panel Background Deleted, Now Can't Access Panel Setting
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:00 am 
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Code:
gedit ~/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels/panel

On or near line # 21
backgroundfile=/usr/share/lxpanel/images/background.png

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 Post subject: Re: Panel Background Deleted, Now Can't Access Panel Setting
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:57 am 
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I had already tried to edit that line but it didn't do a thing until I changed the line above it,
Code:
background=1

to
Code:
background=0


Now it shows the panel and it functions, but I still can't select an image for the background in panel settings.
It restarts lxpanel altogether when I attempt to.
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 Post subject: Re: Panel Background Deleted, Now Can't Access Panel Setting
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:41 pm 
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All I can say is make sure background=1 (0=off, 1=on) and make the backgroundfile line references the background image you want. If you're having issues with "panel settings" just edit the file in its stead. You may need to log out/in for changes to take effect. Option #2 - maybe don't use an image.

Else, I'm out of ideas.

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 Post subject: Re: Panel Background Deleted, Now Can't Access Panel Setting
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Okay well thanks anyways.
For anyone else who sees this, here's my problem as it sits right now.

1. My lxpanel only shows on screen and functions when it has either a solid color or system theme as background.
2. Selecting a custom .png image, even the one that comes with peppermint, makes the panel appear and disappear on and off the screen rapidly, and it doesn't function.
3. Using
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gedit ~/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels/panel
, I can see that the two lines of code affecting the panel background are backgroundfile=/usr/share/lxpanel/images/background.png and background=0.
I know that to use a background, background=0 must be changed to background=1, but this only makes the problem listed in #2 happen. Also, the file /usr/share/lxpanel/images/background.png does exist.

So basically I can't use a background image. Any further help would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Panel Background Deleted, Now Can't Access Panel Setting
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:30 pm 
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might be a dumb question, but have you tried deleting the panel and making a new one?

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 Post subject: Re: Panel Background Deleted, Now Can't Access Panel Setting
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:28 pm 
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dsplayname wrote:
might be a dumb question, but have you tried deleting the panel and making a new one?


Not a dumb question, a dumb recipient! Can't believe I didn't try this. It worked, now my panel's back in working order. Thanks.

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