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Old 05-17-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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Smile LMDE-12 using MATE -- Is there a WALLPAPER CHANGER app? -Or a programming statement?


Linux Mint Debian Edition 12 - MATE

I have just switched to LMDE 12 using the MATE desktop and I love it! It's super fast and the MATE desktop is exactly what I want...with one tiny exception-

The problem is, I have tons of wallpapers in several folders and miss them being randomly displayed.

Is there an app that will run on MATE in LMDE 12 release that can be pointed at one or more folders (I have 4 folders) of wallpaper files which will randomly change the wallpaper every x number of minutes?

And barring that, what would a linux command program statement have to say, to change the wallpaper on MATE in the LMDE-12 release so that it displays between my upper and lower launch bars?

Thanks!
 
Old 05-17-2012, 02:42 AM   #2
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Make your own. Read this thread and this one as well.
 
Old 05-17-2012, 10:58 AM   #3
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Thanks k3lt01! I will check these out and see if they are within my abilities!

I take it, this means there are no wallpaper changers for MATE right now? I had
hoped Wally would work on it, since it appeared to be functional on the older release of
LMDE...
 
Old 05-17-2012, 04:20 PM   #4
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I really don't know, I would assume because MATE is Gnome 2.32 and that worked on Gnome 2.32 that it would work on MATE as well. Apart from that I do not have an answer to your question.
 
Old 05-24-2012, 02:59 AM   #5
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In Synaptic package manager, I see both 'cortina' and 'desktopnova' listed as wallpaper changers
To be honest I can't see the point, but if it floats your boat - enjoy
 
Old 05-24-2012, 10:14 AM   #6
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Cortina, Desktopnova, wally, etc., while they all run, they fail to change the wallpaper. Something, apparently, is different in this version of LMDE evidently.
 
Old 05-24-2012, 02:41 PM   #7
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If I could discover what commands are used by the background display system to display it's own wallpapers, I would attempt to write my own wallpaper changer in python or something to do the same thing. But in trying to find this info by searching the computer's files, I have ran into files the system says are unknown and which I can't display.

This leaves me stuck trying to hand the system hard wired programs pointing at each wallpaper,as k3lt01's suggested direction leads to, which means the system is displaying things as it reads that supplied code, which kills any random display possibility completely, meaning, you'd be looking at the same pictures everyday after bootup, and in my case, with thousands of pictures, that is going to be one hell of a long hard coded program that has to be handed off to the system. I'd have to write a program to write the program the display system reads, and if I shut my computer off, it is going to start at the beginning again on boot up. Plus, any significant amount of display time between picture changes, quickly limits how many pictures are going be shown during that period of time....which in the course of time, becomes, boring, since they are always the same, unless one is going to let their computer run 24/7 (if the face of lightning storms, etc.) or if one is going to continually reprogram the hard coded order of the pictures...

Which, brings me back to looking for the display commands so a reasonable solution can be created. Does anyone know where I could find that information?
 
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Which, brings me back to looking for the display commands so a reasonable solution can be created. Does anyone know where I could find that information?
Yes and I even posted links to the information for you to read. Other people n those threads posted various things to.
 
Old 05-25-2012, 04:47 PM   #9
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k3lt01. I take it from you comment that I must have surely missed something on those links....So....I will go back and review them again more carefully, looking for the software commands that directly change the background, rather than trying to use Desktop Utilities...

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