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    Re: Wallpaper program

    It's a quote from Black Adder the Third: Ink and Incapability

    Dr Johnson: "Copy sir, I have no copy. making a copy is like putting wheels on a tamoto; time consuming and utterly pointless." (talking about his new Dictionary, after baldrick has burned it)

    OK I am sad but it was an apt quote.
    42 is not an anwser, it's an error code. the universe is saying 'Error 42: meaning to universe not found'
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    Re: Wallpaper program

    Hmm, you've got to have the program running all the time :-/ the inotify trick is rather cool through I might get to know pyinotify.
    42 is not an anwser, it's an error code. the universe is saying 'Error 42: meaning to universe not found'
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    Re: Wallpaper program

    Thanks! been looking for something like this for a while

    I've made a couple of changes to ignore wallpapers marked as deleted in backgrounds.xml as well as the "No Wallpaper" wallpaper. I also commented out the
    Code:
    print "Setting background to" ...
    line to stop the script from flooding my mailbox when running under crond.

    here's a patch if anyone's interested...

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    Re: Wallpaper program

    how do i get this program working?

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    Re: Wallpaper program

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowfront View Post
    how do i get this program working?
    Read the first two posts in this thread. Especially the "HINT" in the second post.

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    Re: Wallpaper program

    Thanks DoctorMO. This looks quite useful.

    The only method that I knew of for random/changing wallpapers was some script that i was to lazy to put into effect.

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    Re: Wallpaper program

    Is there a way I can get this script to choose a wallpaper from another directory? I have my wallpapers on a NTFS drive that I share with my XP install.

    /media/My Documents/My Documents/My Pictures/Wallpapers

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    Re: Wallpaper program

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealEdwin View Post
    Is there a way I can get this script to choose a wallpaper from another directory? I have my wallpapers on a NTFS drive that I share with my XP install.

    /media/My Documents/My Documents/My Pictures/Wallpapers
    As long as that drive is always mounted when you start Gnome, then it should just be a matter of using Gnome's wallpaper settings dialog to add all of them to the list of Gnome wallpapers. The script then randomly selects from that list.

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    Re: Wallpaper program

    Quote Originally Posted by heindsight View Post
    Thanks! been looking for something like this for a while

    I've made a couple of changes to ignore wallpapers marked as deleted in backgrounds.xml as well as the "No Wallpaper" wallpaper. I also commented out the
    Code:
    print "Setting background to" ...
    line to stop the script from flooding my mailbox when running under crond.

    here's a patch if anyone's interested...
    Exactly what I was looking for (the "delete" attribute part). Thanks!

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