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Old 09-03-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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XSnow & KDE. Believe It Or Not, It Will Soon Be That Time Of The Year. :)


Xsnow 1.42 runs in Xfce 4.6.2 and 4.8.x, but I made an interesting (to me) discovery when trying to run it in KDE 4.7.
At first it appears not to work in KDE, but when I went to log out, and what I will call the "first layer" of the desktop was unloaded, for lack of a better term, there was xsnow running underneath. I could only see it for a moment or two, but it appeared to be running just fine.
So, the question becomes, is it possible to not load that "first layer"? Or, is it actually the "second layer" on top of the first?
Any ideas greatly appreciate.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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Sounds like plasma desktop doesn't like xsnow. I've had the same problem with apps that have fake transparency. Don't know a way of fixing it though.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 08:55 PM   #3
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xsnow draws on the root screen (not sure if that's the right name), the same as wmsetbg. KDE adds another layer on top of that. Not sure if it's doable.
 
Old 09-04-2011, 01:44 AM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-year-850039/

kde people seems to have closed the "bug" as INVALID

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=219249
 
Old 09-04-2011, 02:25 AM   #5
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For 13.37, the default KDE has "snow" in "All Effects" when configuring desktop settings.
 
Old 09-04-2011, 04:57 AM   #6
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For 13.37, the default KDE has "snow" in "All Effects" when configuring desktop settings.
I've seen it in the past, but it never worked and it is not available in KDE 4.7.
 
Old 09-04-2011, 04:59 AM   #7
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Thanks for bringing back last years thread.
As to the "invalid" "bug," typical.
I've come to prefer Xfce anyway. I try running KDE every now and then and it only last a few hours or a day or so at the most and it is back to Xfce.
I will say Alien Bob has done a nice job with Blue Devil and KDE. They work nicely together. When I need to use Bluetooth I fire up KDE as it never works properly or as easily in Xfce.

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Old 09-04-2011, 06:12 AM   #8
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If they'd simply responded that the design of the KDE Desktop display overlays the root window with one of its own and thus things like xsnow that use the root window directly will no longer display then that would at least be honest, but to turn around and say that it's a bug in Xsnow and that "the assumptions it makes today are not valid" is just arrogance. The only assumption it was making is that everyone else is playing by the rules.

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Old 09-04-2011, 10:10 AM   #9
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If they'd simply responded that the design of the KDE Desktop display overlays the root window with one of it's and thus things like xsnow that use the root window directly will no longer display then that would at least be honest, but to turn around and say that it's a bug in Xsnow and that "the assumptions it makes today are not valid" is just arrogance. The only assumption it was making is that everyone else is playing by the rules.
Indeed. The loss of the root window causes a lot of older apps to not display. Pretty arrogant of the KDE devs to blame the apps.
 
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new version of xsnow available

A new version of xsnow, running in gnome, kde, raspbian and many other environments: https://www.ratrabbit.nl/ratrabbit/c...w/introduction

It is the intention to push this version into Debian's repositories.
 
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:32 AM   #11
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A new version of xsnow, running in gnome, kde, raspbian and many other environments: https://www.ratrabbit.nl/ratrabbit/c...w/introduction

It is the intention to push this version into Debian's repositories.
Great news!!!
Many Thanks!
 
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:49 AM   #12
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Here is a screenshot of Xsnow-2.0.7, running in KDE-4. Many new settings. Very nice job by Wvermin!
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:39 AM   #13
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And, here is Xsnow-2.0.7, running on the KDE-5 Plasma default desktop (Good Gawd that is Ugly!!!) Santa is on your upper right.
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:24 PM   #14
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nice screenshots!

Good to see that it is snowing on your desktops! If you want to see the snow at the bottom, go to the settings tab, and set 'lift snow bottom' to 24 or 30 or so.
 
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:38 AM   #15
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A new version of xsnow? Just as well, I was beginning to panic.
 
  


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