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arfon 06-17-2020 09:13 AM

Slackware + XFCE + ???? = dynamic wall paper. Solve for ????
 
I'm running Slackware -current with XFCE.

Can anyone suggest a way to get XFCE's wall paper to be a JPG image downloaded from a URL (security cam)?

I say dynamic because I would like it to reload every X seconds.

remmilou 06-17-2020 01:30 PM

Variety can do that for you: https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/0...anger-and.html
But I remember that xfdesktop has settings to load random wallpapers from a directory. If you make your downloaded jpg the only one in that directory, you're done I guess.

arfon 06-21-2020 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by remmilou (Post 6135413)
Variety can do that for you: https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/0...anger-and.html
But I remember that xfdesktop has settings to load random wallpapers from a directory. If you make your downloaded jpg the only one in that directory, you're done I guess.


You're awesome! Yes, both will work.

arfon 06-23-2020 07:27 PM

UPDATE: If you update the image you have selected as your wallpaper, XFCE will change it immediately without any further interaction.

To do what I wanted, all I had to do was run curl in a loop and update the wallpaper image in the directory.


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