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    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    xmatrix as desktop background in 12.04 gnome


    Attempting to set xmatrix as desktop background in Ubuntu 12.04.
    I have removed unity completely and am using GNOME Classic.
    I have googled and searched the forums extensively on this subject to no avail.
    I have had success with using glmatrix as a desktop background with this code:
    xwinwrap -ni -argb -fs -s -st -sp -nf -b -- /usr/lib/xscreensaver/glmatrix -window-id WID
    but this produces a 3-D effect; where xmatrix creates the 2-D effect I desire. Any help and/or feedback you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

    [EDIT] Using GNOME Classic with no effects allows for it, you can run
    /usr/lib/xscreensaver/xmatrix -root
    Allows it to work.
    Last edited by ntzrmtthihu777; December 12th, 2012 at 08:27 AM.
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