Every release, the Fedora Design team creates a new default wallpaper for Fedora. In addition to the default wallpaper, the Fedora repositories also contain a set of extra Supplemental Wallpapers for each release. These older wallpapers are not installed by default, but are easily installed from the Fedora Repositories. If you have just set up a fresh install of Fedora, and want to expand your choices for your desktop wallpaper, the older Fedora wallpapers are a great choice.
Note: If you are using a desktop environment other than the default for Fedora Workstation (GNOME), there are also packages tailored to some of the more popular alternative desktops. In most of the examples below, simply change in the dnf install line to or or when installing the package.
@Joe: I believe the F11 backgrounds are old enough that they don’t provide the XML files that GNOME 3 uses (starting in F15). If you locate the background, you can use this command to set it through the terminal:
Thank you for your post. I tried the Fedora 25 Extra command and it works perfectly. But then I tried the Fedora 11 default (the lion), the terminal said ‘Complete!’ but I couldn’t find the lion wallpaper in the Wallpaper gallery (right click on desktop -> change background). Any ideas why it doesn’t show up? Thank you!
Fedora 15 also shipped with an alternate wallpaper, that was used by default on non-GNOME spins. To get this wallpaper, use the following command in the Terminal:
Before you do anything, you will want to make sure you have the latest software for Fedora 25 before beginning the upgrade process. To update your software, use GNOME Software or enter the following command in a terminal.
The default wallpaper for Fedora 15 was a remix of the default GNOME wallpaper at the time. To install the Fedora 15 default wallpaper, use the following command in the Terminal: