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Old 05-07-2004, 04:29 PM   #1
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Question How do you get a screensaver to run as your desktop background?


I saw the following on techtv:

http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/d...662252,00.html

He says to check "Programs in desktop window" in the KDE behavior control panel... but what do I do from there? thx

The video on the website skips a few things...

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Old 05-07-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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Don't know, but the KDE FAQ on the issue says to use the -inroot switch. I tried that and got an error. Tried --help to see what switches worked and found that under 3.2, the -root switch is supposed to work, but didn't produce anything more than CPU usage. Its a cute toy, but it'll eat your CPU.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 07:06 PM   #3
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They say it's easy on the cpu... which could only mean it eats the video card up... but still it would be cool to see.. and even better how it would work on dual monitors...
 
Old 05-15-2004, 12:55 PM   #4
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GL Matrix screensaver in the background

Enable Programs in Background Window.

Go to your Background Configure, select "Background Program"

Click "Setup"

Enter a title : (GL Matrix) ?

enter the command (/usr/local/lib/xscreensaver/glmatrix -root )

I'd ignore the previous command..

enter glmatrix as the "executable",

and you should be good to go..

~ Jon
 
Old 05-15-2004, 04:55 PM   #5
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Re: GL Matrix screensaver in the background

Quote:
Originally posted by jonaus1905
Enable Programs in Background Window.

Go to your Background Configure, select "Background Program"

Click "Setup"

Enter a title : (GL Matrix) ?

enter the command (/usr/local/lib/xscreensaver/glmatrix -root )

I'd ignore the previous command..

enter glmatrix as the "executable",

and you should be good to go..

~ Jon
Ther is no selection from the backgound configure menu.. I'm running KDE (I right click on the desktop... select configure desktop from the contexual menu and I get a menu that has a gui menu in a colume on the lefthand side that says "appearance, behavior, multiple desktops, paths, background, screensaver) is this the correct menu?
 
Old 11-06-2004, 11:44 AM   #6
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same question

I've tried the instruction as listed, except for the directory listing.

my glmatrix program is in /home/maverickmage/xscreensaver-4.18/hacks/glx/glmatrix

so i wrote the above line with -root afterwards, yet nothing happens. Do I have to move the directory to usr/local/lib/xscreensaver?

thanks
 
Old 01-18-2005, 08:49 AM   #7
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Glmatrix is a resource hog, try xmatrix instead; the easiest way to do this i have found is to enter the command to run the executable from its location, by adding a non kde app button to the panel, and browse to the x, or gl matrix location .
 
  


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