Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Login Screen cannot be changed problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BlackSnowz, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. BlackSnowz macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey all,

    I'm having a small problem when I wanted to change my wallpaper for the login screen. I already changed the wallpaper in System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg. But when I check back at my login screen, it is still the purple aurora background.

    I tried repairing it using onyx through file permissions and also snow leopard disk utility repair disk. But my wallpaper still doesn't change.

    I tried using Loginox last time when I just got my snow leopard, when I tried changing the wallpaper, it crashed on me and this problem arised. Is there anyway I can fix this?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. quantum003 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, interesting question. I wonder if OS X is using a cached version of the wallpaper? Maybe power down, remove battery, reset PRAM and then check to see if it changes?
     
  3. BlackSnowz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hiya!

    I tried your method, remove battery, reset pram. But it still shows the old wallpaper. :confused: The wallpaper I changed to is 2560x1600 by 8:5 ratio. Should be the correct size. Is there anything else I can do?

    BTW - I still have my default wallpaper just in case :D
     
  4. BlackSnowz thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. noobsauce macrumors member

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    1. Open /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist
    2. Change the path of DesktopPicture to /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg
    3. Put your file in the path mentioned above and restart your mac

    Hope I Helped!
     
  6. powerhouse7 macrumors regular

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    you could use a preference pane called "secrets". It has a utility to change it.
     

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