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Old 12-08-2004, 07:49 AM   #1
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rotating wallpapers?

hi just wanna know how to cycle wallpapers in mandrake as i have couple of cool wallpapers that i like all. is a programm in gnome or kde that could do the rotation of the wallpapers for a specified time? i know you can do it in kde but gnome i dont know.

any ideas guys?

Old 12-08-2004, 08:01 AM   #2
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while [ 1 ]; do bsetbg /path/to/first/bg; sleep 3600 ; bsetbg /path/to/second/bg; sleep 3600; done

(and so on) =D
Old 12-08-2004, 12:11 PM   #3
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I don't know what the guy above me is saying, but my friend did it and he did it by using cron and setting it to cycle every 30 seconds or whatever. It was pretty cool!
Old 12-08-2004, 01:07 PM   #4
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cron is overkill for that, IMHO. The above is just a bash script to change the wallpaper every hour (3600 seconds==60 mins*60 seconds==1 hour). But I think he's looking for some kinda gnome builtin program'y thing to do it for him, which I cant answer to as I use Enlightenment on two boxes, and dont have X on the other two =P


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