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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.

 
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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