Deploy Wallpaper to M1 Macs

SebastianH
New Contributor II

I've been trying to distribute backgrounds to the M1 Macs for days. but unfortunately these M1s behave completely opposite to the Intels.

Log says "Completed" but on the M1 is only a blue background instead of the distributed background.

all Intel Macs have the new background loaded.

I have tried both ways as PKG & DMG both are successful on the Intels, but not on the M1.

what am i doing wrong ?
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SmilieK
New Contributor III

Since M1, is your installer from composer universal? or do you have Rosseta 2 installed? that can cause it to fail.

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brayg
New Contributor II

We were running into similar issues with M1 Macs. I decided to venture out and and go with a command line tool called Desktoppr discussed in the thread below:
https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/discussions/30776/best-workflow-for-changing-wallpaper

It has been rock solid for Mojave, Catalina and Big Sur and works for both Intel and Apple Silicon. https://github.com/scriptingosx/desktoppr

Otherwise I think @SmilieK 's suggestion on making sure the PKG is universal is a good one.

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SmilieK
New Contributor III

Since M1, is your installer from composer universal? or do you have Rosseta 2 installed? that can cause it to fail.

View solution in original post

brayg
New Contributor II

We were running into similar issues with M1 Macs. I decided to venture out and and go with a command line tool called Desktoppr discussed in the thread below:
https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/discussions/30776/best-workflow-for-changing-wallpaper

It has been rock solid for Mojave, Catalina and Big Sur and works for both Intel and Apple Silicon. https://github.com/scriptingosx/desktoppr

Otherwise I think @SmilieK 's suggestion on making sure the PKG is universal is a good one.

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SebastianH
New Contributor II

thanks guys tried both ways. just repacked the Wallpaper to PKG -> Works (dont know why, but now it works)
desktoppr also works.

Thanks for your help