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Thread: HOWTO: Install "wallpapoz" and have different wallpapers on each workspace

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    Re: HOWTO: Install "wallpapoz" and have different wallpapers on each workspace

    It does take a loong time to switch between desktops when using wallpapoz. Hopefully Akbar can fix this when he gets a little free time.

    Tomy

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    Re: HOWTO: Install "wallpapoz" and have different wallpapers on each workspace

    For total Noobs, like me:

    I downloaded the wallpapoz-0.3.tar.bz2 file from wallpapoz.sourceforge.net

    Then followed the instructions on the INSTALL-Text which is in the extracted wallpapoz-package:

    _____________

    To install:

    1. Extract wallpapoz package
    $ tar -jxvf wallpapoz-0.3.tar.bz2
    2. Go to wallpapoz directory
    $ cd wallpapoz-0.3

    (did not su like in step 3., rather typed sudo in 4.)

    4. Install it
    # sudo python install.py install

    Later if you want to uninstall it:
    # python install.py uninstall

    However installation is optional. You can run the program from the directory
    directly after you extracted it.

    Just run "wallpapoz.py" in src directory to launch the gui for creating
    configuration file. Then run "daemon_wallpapoz.py" to launch the daemon it
    self.
    ____________

    This worked for me !

    Only a minor problems left:

    There is no entry in my applications menu for wallpapoz. How can i fix this? I created a launcher on my panel but also want to have it in the applications menu.


    Greets, Oppi
    Last edited by Oppi; August 5th, 2006 at 01:12 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install "wallpapoz" and have different wallpapers on each workspace

    You must install it in order to have application menu for wallpapoz.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install "wallpapoz" and have different wallpapers on each workspace

    Thanks Oppi, that worked just fine for me. I beleive you also need you put the daemon_wallpapoz.py in the startup programs (if you want if to always run).

    It is slow switching wallpapers, hopefully that will change in the future.
    -TM

    Ubuntu User # 3676

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    Re: HOWTO: Install "wallpapoz" and have different wallpapers on each workspace

    I didn't have any luck with the script. It appears to be outdated. This was the thread that I found when googleing how to have different wallpapers on each workspace so others may come across it. Bbut I was able to get 4.1 installed from the wallpapoz homepage following the readme.

    I really hope it is possible to make the change between wallpapers instantaneous when switching between workstations, especially using compiz. Anyone know if there is a newer method to accomplish this?

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    Re: HOWTO: Install "wallpapoz" and have different wallpapers on each workspace

    Quote Originally Posted by Techman010 View Post
    It is slow switching wallpapers
    I noticed that too. In fact i find it quite visually jarring to briefly see one type of wallpaper and then have it suddenly jump to another.

    I therefore uninstalled this program within 2 minutes of trying it.

    The program author says that it's the Gnome's implementation that causes the delay (which I can well believe) but regardless of who's to blame, the switching as it stands looks lame.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install "wallpapoz" and have different wallpapers on each workspace

    Code:
    paul@razor:~$ wallpapoz 
    No configuration file. Use default configuration.
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/local/bin/wallpapoz", line 1239, in <module>
        wallpapozgui = Wallpapoz()
      File "/usr/local/bin/wallpapoz", line 125, in __init__
        self.load_treeview()
      File "/usr/local/bin/wallpapoz", line 680, in load_treeview
        worklist = self.wallpapozxml.fill_list()
      File "../share/wallpapoz/lib/xml_processing.py", line 247, in fill_list
        worklist[index].append(node.firstChild.data)
    AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'data'
    Anyone else have this problem? Searched around on google, but only found french pages where people have the same problem. Tried to find some commands in there, but I didn't... And I don't understand French

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    Re: HOWTO: Install "wallpapoz" and have different wallpapers on each workspace

    Worked fine for me in Gutsy, but unfortunately still takes 1-3 seconds to change desktop wallpaper when switching workspaces. I'm going to write the author to thank him for making it and to enquire about any improvements and time frame that could be expected for further releases.
    Recommended Resources: Ubuntu Linux Resources

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    Thumbs up Re: HOWTO: Install "wallpapoz" and have different wallpapers on each workspace

    Sorry to bump into such a old thread but i just found the solution at some other site.
    I had the following error while running wallpapoz:
    /usr/local/bin/wallpapoz
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/local/bin/wallpapoz", line 1239, in <module>
    wallpapozgui = Wallpapoz()
    File "/usr/local/bin/wallpapoz", line 125, in __init__
    self.load_treeview()
    File "/usr/local/bin/wallpapoz", line 680, in load_treeview
    worklist = self.wallpapozxml.fill_list()
    File "../share/wallpapoz/lib/xml_processing.py", line 247, in fill_list
    worklist[index].append(node.firstChild.data)
    AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'data'

    and the solution is at: http://wallpapoz.akbarhome.com/faq.html

    which is
    Open the Wallpapoz configuration file, /home/your_user_name/.wallpapoz/wallpapoz.xml.
    You will have something like this:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE Wallpapoz>
    <wallpapoz interval="5" random="0" style="2" type="workspace">
    <workspace name="rename this" no="1">
    <file></file>
    </workspace>
    <workspace name="rename this" no="2">
    <file></file>
    </workspace>
    </wallpapoz>
    Make it something like this:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE Wallpapoz>
    <wallpapoz interval="5" random="0" style="2" type="workspace">
    <workspace name="rename this" no="1">
    <file>blabla</file>
    </workspace>
    <workspace name="rename this" no="2">
    <file>blabla</file>
    </workspace>
    </wallpapoz>
    Restart Wallpapoz.

    works perfectly!!!!

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