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Old 09-09-2002, 10:12 PM   #1
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A very cool trick for KDE


Ok so alot of you probably know this, but I think it's REALLY cool, and will be cool for those who didn't know...

You can enable screensavers as your background in KDE! The screensavers are located at: /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/

You need to enable something first:
K---Prefs----Look & Feel----Desktop
and click "Programs in desktop window"

Ok, now you can run the screensavers as your background:
/usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/starwars -root

That is just one, check out the directory for other choices, you do need the '-root' at the end to run it as the background though. But really, that starwars one RULES!

I got the info from: This Page

Cool
 
Old 09-10-2002, 10:59 AM   #2
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Hey, that is pretty neat!

Can you make your own screensavers?
 
Old 09-10-2002, 04:53 PM   #3
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Quote:
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Can you make your own screensavers?
Of course, it's OpenSource.
 
Old 09-10-2002, 05:54 PM   #4
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Cute, isn't it? I run lament in my root window. Don't have anything else (nautilus, kde) vying for control of the root window, so I just run it from my .xsession.
 
Old 09-11-2002, 07:31 PM   #5
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Hehe! I've had the ol' Atlantis screensaver running from my .xinitrc on my roots screen for ages now! It doesn't seem to slow my system down appreciably (how I love my 1.4G!) and, certainly from my point of view, it's a kick in the teeth for Windows!

Oh, and if you've got MPlayer installed (and if not, why not?), you can also have any video file you so choose playing on your desktop! How cool is Linux?
 
Old 09-12-2002, 11:34 AM   #6
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Now that is pretty neat!

And BTW, Linux is just so awesome! Try doing that on Wincrap.
 
Old 09-12-2002, 01:26 PM   #7
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neat-o!!!
 
Old 09-12-2002, 01:30 PM   #8
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Is there anyone who knoews if this can be accomplished in any other desktop environment than KDE?
 
Old 09-12-2002, 04:30 PM   #9
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Good post, love it!

But I hurts on my p3 500 to get 50-75% cpu usage while it runs :-(
 
Old 09-12-2002, 05:10 PM   #10
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Hi

For Ztyx (and others); yes, try for inst;
xlock -mode scooter -inroot
choose for mode the wanted saver the -inroot does the
trick.
You can also use the -inwindow for another effect or try
-geometry ...x....
do man xlock. If you try the -inroot option in kde you 'll
notice that it won't work in kde; kde puts an own layer
over the root window.
I think i saw similar for xscreensaver can't exactly remember
but it is mentioned here in LQ somewhere.
good luck.
 
Old 09-12-2002, 06:23 PM   #11
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Ztyx, it is not a KDE thing, it is an X thing. You should be able to do it in all WMs. I'm running SawFish (as you may have guessed if you've read any of my other posts ) and it works a treat.

The command I issue as part of my .xinitrc script is as follows:
/usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/atlantis -root&

The keyword here is -root. The main screen (read: background) is often called the root screen, which can be confusing.

Have fun!

Oh, and if you're planing on doing an Mplayer background:
mplayer video.file -fs -rootwin
 
Old 09-13-2002, 12:32 AM   #12
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he he he, Linux is all about root ain't it? Thanks for the info Thymox, I will add that one to mine as well.

Cool
 
Old 09-13-2002, 07:19 AM   #13
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Right, thanks guys!
 
Old 09-13-2002, 10:01 AM   #14
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problems in windows reboot
problems in linux be root!
 
Old 09-14-2002, 04:27 AM   #15
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ba ha ha ha, cool. I think I will go to the local school and pass out flyers with that on it. ba ha ha, good one.
 
  


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