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  1. #1

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    Default Changing leopard Log-in Wallpaper

    How can I change the horrible - IMO - login wallpaper of leopard to the Tiger wallpaper?

    Thank you.
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    I would imagine logging in as root, then finding the file and replacing it, although apple might have encoded it or soemthing. Also, do anything wrong and you could stuff your install, cos root can do anything, exactly why we need it to change the wallpaper...

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    I doubt you'd have to login as root. More likely you'd have to sudo (use temporary root priveleges) the command to change the image file.
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    Replace this file with whichever image you'd like. You will need an administrator password to do it:

    /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg
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    I have located the file but I am prompted that I do not have the access rights.
    I am logged in as the Administrator.
    I have checked in GET INFO that I have access.
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    Copy the file in there. it should prompt you with an 'Authenticate' option.
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    Thank you all.
    Disko - that worked. Cheers.
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    Or for those who like terminal

    sudo cp /current/image/path/extension /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg



    But remember folks - always backup those default files before you replace them.

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