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Xavius 01-03-2005 10:47 AM

some tool for "automagically" change wallpaper
Surely it's exist.

Do you know some tool for change the desktop wallpaper in KDE automatically (for example every 30 mins or at every login, etc) ?

I know it's not "useful" but..... sometimes It can be nice


P.S. I seen something like this in gnome, but I don't remember the name

Proud 01-03-2005 10:53 AM

You mean like the slide show button in the KDE Background preferences? ;)

Xavius 01-03-2005 11:13 AM

sometimes, using the computer we are more used to english / specific words than the localized ones...........

in my linux "slideshow" is translated so I hadn't noticed it at all!

thanks and sorry for bother you

Proud 01-03-2005 11:39 AM

It's not a bug it's a feature ;)
Nah that's cool, valid question. :)

Xavius 01-03-2005 12:55 PM

I know it's not a bug.... of course
:D ;)

Zyrix 01-03-2005 01:00 PM

Ok, i'll turn this into a more valid question :)

... is there a desktop changer you can use in Fluxbox?

All i could find was how to set it one time:


1.5.1 Setting Styles and Backgrounds
Selecting a Style (theme) is done by right-clicking the desktop. Menu -> Fluxbox -> Styles
and also under Menu -> Fluxbox -> User Styles
System styles are kept in /usr/local/share/fluxbox/styles as default. The path must be readable by non-root users to be accessed, or copy them to ~/.fluxbox/styles.

To change the background, a few commands are available. I use fbsetbg. The syntax is:
fbsetbg [ -fFcCtTaA /path/to/wallpaper ] [-l] [-h] [-d] [-p]

-f Set fullscreen wallpaper
-c Set centered wallpaper
-t Set tiles wallpaper
-a Set maximized wallpaper, preserving aspect.
-l Set previous wallpaper
-d debug
-p Tips

It makes a file ~/.fluxbox/lastwallpaper for use with the -l option.

adriaanbw 01-03-2005 08:17 PM


I am not sure if its compatible with Fluxbox but you could try GKrellM with the gkrellmbgchg plug-in.

I am not sure if you have heard of it before, but GKrellM can do a lot of other things such as report CPU, HDD, memory usage, uptime etc etc.

Hope this helps!

cs-cam 01-03-2005 08:39 PM

Did you have a look at fbsetbg -h? Run fbsetbg -i, if it says it's using anything other than feh then install feh. Then use fbsetbg -r /path/to/wallpaper_dir and it'll set a random bg every login :)

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