#636 setting wallpaper from terminal breaks launch

pcmanfm (119)

when setting the wallpaper from the terminal still does change the wallpaper but you will not be able to double click and or open pcmanfm directly. either from the double clicking on the icon or from the terminal directly.

no errors are reported from the terminal when trying to launch pcmanfm just returns to the prompt but nothing opens

like i said this only occurs after you changed the wallpaper from the terminal

however a clue may exist. i noticed that after you change the wallpaper from the terminal you can't launch pcmanfm from the terminal but you can launch it as root..

hope that helps



  • Works just fine here in Fedora with libfm/pcmanfm from git.
    If you're using some old pcmanfm version maybe it had this bug or it could be your distro's bug.

  • What version of pcmanfm do you use? Some similar problem was fixed half of year ago.

  • Putting this ticket into 'Pending' status until answered.

    • status: open --> pending-out-of-date
  • buntfu

    This is the command I'm using bash -c 'pcmanfm -w "$(find ~/Pictures/Wallpapers -type f | shuf -n1)"' I'm running the new Lubuntu 12.10 with the latest pcmanfm

  • buntfu

    • status: pending-out-of-date --> open-out-of-date
  • Similar problem is reported in lubuntu-users mailing list - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lubuntu-users/2012-October/002733.html. I'm afraid it just crashes. May be it's provoked by something in Lubuntu 12.10. I would like if you could help me. The least you can do is running the command in terminal:

    killall pcmanfm && pcmanfm --desktop --profile lubuntu

    and see if it will print some messages or crash (it should stay running, if it returns to prompt then it crashed). If it crashes then I would like you to gather core file and analyze crash with gdb.
    Thank you very much.

    • labels: --> pcmanfm
    • milestone: --> 1.1
    • status: open-out-of-date --> open
    • priority: 5 --> 8
  • We hope this issue is completely fixed in the Git repository recently.
    Check it out when it's possible for you and if the bug still exists then reopen the report, please.
    Thank you very much.

    • assigned_to: nobody --> lstranger
    • status: open --> closed-fixed