Sometimes no wallpaper

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Erwin-Br, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Erwin-Br macrumors 6502a

    Erwin-Br

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    #1
    Every once in a while, when I turn on my machine, I am presented with a default blue wallpaper-less desktop.

    I have set up the properties to show a series of JPEG images, randomly selected, and the desktop will change every hour. When I go into the settings, they are always set properly. So it's not that the settings itself have changed, when this happens.

    Anyone else with this problem? Is there a solution?

    --Erwin
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #2
    This can happen if you have FileVault turned on, and the FileVault happens to mount after Mac OS X tries to load your desktop, can't find the image to use, and gives up - using the default blue instead.
     
  3. Erwin-Br thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Erwin-Br

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    #3
    Thanks. I wonder if Filevault is turned on by default... I'm going to check this out when I'm home. Let's hope it'll bring the solution :)

    But, eh... Am I the only one with this problem? There's not much feedback. :confused:

    --Erwin
     
  4. Erwin-Br thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Erwin-Br

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    #4
    Okay, I just checked and it seems FileVault is not turned on... Unfortunately. :( What could possibly cause this strange wallpaper behavior?

    --Erwin
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    The next thing to try is to make sure the desktop manager can actually find the image you're trying to use. To check this, look in System Preferences, in the Desktop pane, and see if the right image is selected.
     
  6. spidermanisart macrumors newbie

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    Same happened to me when I woke up my Mac from sleep. FileVault is turned off and the right image is selected. I even tried selecting the default wallpapers and nothing is showing up.
     

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