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Old 11-07-2019, 10:49 AM   #76
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..........
Installation of xsnow in standard locations:

tar xf xsnow-2.0.13.tar.gz
cd xsnow-2.0.13
./configure --prefix=/usr
make
sudo make install

to uninstall:
sudo make uninstall

Xsnow will be installed in /usr/games, the man page in /usr/man/man6
Xsnow remembers it's settings in ~/.xsnowrc .
OK. I've been trying this, that and the other thing and the trick seems to be, as indicated above, to build it as user, but install it, of course, as root. I've always built and installed everything as root.
However, after doing so, xsnow is located in /usr/local/games, for whatever reasons, not /usr/games.
Regardless, it works in Xfce-4.14 and kde-5.

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Old 11-07-2019, 10:50 PM   #77
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This should do what you want:
Code:
tar xvf xsnow-2.0.13.tar.gz
cd xsnow-2.0.13
./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/man --build=x86_64-slackware-linux
make gamesdir=/usr/bin 
make gamesdir=/usr/bin install DESTDIR=$PKG
gzip -9 $PKG/usr/man/man6/xsnow.6
... go to $PKG and create the new package with makepkg ...
 
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:04 AM   #78
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@rworkman,

Many thanks.

 
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:00 PM   #79
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This should do what you want:
Code:
tar xvf xsnow-2.0.13.tar.gz
cd xsnow-2.0.13
./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/man --build=x86_64-slackware-linux
make gamesdir=/usr/bin 
make gamesdir=/usr/bin install DESTDIR=$PKG
gzip -9 $PKG/usr/man/man6/xsnow.6
... go to $PKG and create the new package with makepkg ...
Working on 14.2?
 
Old 11-10-2019, 10:34 PM   #80
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Working on 14.2?
No idea. Try it and see.
 
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:15 AM   #81
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Much obliged, definitely adds something to my desktop!
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:09 AM   #82
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Ah, ha!
I've found that once "compositor" is turned off in Xfce, then the snow will accumulate on open windows as it is designed to do, without using any options when starting xsnow.
Ho, Ho, Ho.
This is indeed the crux of xsnow, if you want it to work, and yes, it does work on Slackware 14.2, then you'll have to turn off compositing in your WM of choice.
They are either part of the WM suite, or 'third party' like compton for things like DWM, Xmonad and co.
I use Xmonad and compton, so if I want this program to do its designated task, I have to terminate compton.
 
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:21 PM   #83
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https://www.airliners.net/ has "snow" on its main page, but no Santa.

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Old 12-02-2019, 04:50 PM   #84
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https://www.airliners.net/ has "snow" on its main page, but no Santa.
Nice find. The snow also follows the mouse

As a pilot myself been a regular visitor to that site but probably not enough during December to notice the snow.
 
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:50 PM   #85
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This might be stupid, but has anyone tried using a different wm in kde, like openbox? It might just not work with kwin, for some reason.

EDIT: was stupid, xsnow actually works now

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Old 12-20-2019, 09:18 AM   #86
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Xsnow-2.0.15 on Xfce-4.14, just in time for Christmas.

Santa is flying above the VLC window.

https://www.ratrabbit.nl/ratrabbit/c.../xsnow/visuals

Image removed. Please see message #90 below.
Merry Christmas.

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Old 12-20-2019, 12:47 PM   #87
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Xsnow-2.0.15 on Xfce-4.14, just in time for Christmas.
Definitely a sense of North and South Hemisphere in this thread: while the north is getting ready for a cool Xmas my own country of Australia is burning with 45 degrees celcius forecast today

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Old 12-20-2019, 02:22 PM   #88
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Definitely a sense of North and South Hemisphere in this thread: while the north is getting ready for a cool Xmas my own country of Australia is burning with 45 degrees celcius forecast today
Yes, it is terrible what is happening in Australia these days. Our hearts are with your country these days. I hope the situation will improve quickly.
 
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:50 AM   #89
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Here is XSnow-2.0.15 on KDE-5_19.12 (Thank you AlienBob), runnng on Slackware64-current (up to the minute with kernel 5.4.6).
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Old 12-25-2019, 02:12 AM   #90
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Merry Christmas to You and Yours!


Xsnow-2.0.15 on Xfce-4.14, showing the Whisker Menu plug-in,
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