Re: Help getting KDE setup to display random backgtound image
On Monday 24 January 2005 16:43, stan wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 10:10:39AM -0700, Justin Guerin wrote:
> > On Sunday 23 January 2005 16:30, stan wrote:
> > > I'm trying to get KDE on testing set up to display a random
> > > background image from a directory of images. I have a perl script
> > > that does what I want, but I cannot seem to get KDE configured
> > > corectly to acomplish this. It looks like i should be able to set it
> > > up in the background setup to do this, but what I am seeing is that
> > > my image flashes up breifly, then the background gets overwritten.
> > >
> > > How exactly should I e setting this up?
> > What does it get overwritten with? A solid color? A gradient? Also,
> > what does your perl script do? It seems the background setup for slide
> > shows does everything you want, without the need for an external
> > program.
> The selected background, wheter that be solid or a gradient. How can I
> tell KDE _not_ to use a background color?
> As to the slide show, the problem is thta the directory of images changes
> It uses xv to put an image in teh root window.
How about setting up your own background program config in the KDE control
center? What I mean is, select background program, click on the advanced
options, then create a new program. Make the format something like this:
<program with options that output to a file called "%f.jpg> && mv %f.jpg %f
This works for me, as I use xplanet to show earth as the sun illuminates
different portions. Here's a copy of my setup:
xplanet --origin moon --target earth --projection rectangular --geometry
%xx%y --num_times 1 --output %f.jpg && mv %f.jpg %f
Note that it's only one line. Put this in both the preview command and
command field, and it should just work.
Hope that helps,