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

    You can find information about the program here:

    To create a script file:
    1. Open Applications>Accessories>Text Editor.
    2. Copy and past everything from the code block below.
    3. Save your new file--I saved mine as wallpapoz-install.
    4. Open the file browser and right-click on your new file and select "Properties" go to the "Permissions" tab and check the "Execute" box.
    You now have an executable script file.

    To execute the script file:
    1. Open Applications>System Tools>Terminal
    2. Update your repositories just to be safe:
    sudo apt-get update
    3. Make sure you are in the directory you saved your file in and enter:
    sudo ./wallpapoz-install

    Well, that's what I did. But I am no GNU/Linux guru.
    # Here are my notes from installing wallpapoz on Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog 5.04. 
    # You can copy and save this and run it as a script.
    # The instructions are all here as comments.
    # I am an end-user and know not what I am doing. Use at your own risk
    # Good Luck! Tomy
    # STEP 1. Download two files:
    sudo wget -c
    sudo wget -c
    # STEP 2. Install libxml++-2.10 from  manicka's deb.
    sudo dpkg -i libxml++-2.10.0-1_i386.deb
    #STEP 3. Install the dependencies: (modified from Akbar's instructions )
    # You probably don't need the dev versions and I added  libxml++2.6
    sudo apt-get -y install build-essential
    sudo apt-get -y install libsigc++-2.0-dev
    sudo apt-get -y install libglibmm-2.4-dev
    sudo apt-get -y install libgtkmm-2.4-dev
    sudo apt-get -y install libglademm-2.4-dev
    sudo apt-get -y install  libxml++2.6
    # STEP 4. Install the wallpapoz program 
    sudo tar -jxvf wallpapoz-0.2.tar.bz2
    cd wallpapoz-0.2
    sudo make
    sudo sh /usr
    # The End
    At this moment I do not know if this script works. This is just a cut-n-paste of a previous post with several changes. I will test it later on a computer that runs Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary and has not yet had wallpapoz installed.

    If everything worked click on Applications>Accessories>Wallpapoz.

    After you create a configuration file you can set the daemon to run every time you boot Ubuntu by selecting:
    Systems>Preferences>Sessions and then the tab for 'Startup Programs'
    choose 'Add' and enter:

    Hope it works for you

    Update: I have run the script on a fresh install of Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary (after I installed all upgrades).
    It works!! At least it did for me.

    The script installs the "dev" versions of the libraries and therefore a lot of files are installed that you probably don't need. The reason I choose the "dev" versions is that Akbar's instructions include this line:
    Remember, you must install the development files too not just runtime files
    The only glitch I ran into was the first line in /etc/apt/sources.list that refers to the cd repository needs to be commented out. I have already deleted the line so I am not able to post it here. FYI here is my file:
    # modified version of /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb / hoary main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src hoary main restricted universe multiverse
    deb hoary-updates main restricted
    # deb-src hoary-updates main restricted
    deb hoary-security main restricted universe
    # deb-src hoary-security main restricted universe
    # The End
    Edit 09/27/2005: added sudo to tar command -- seems to work better
    Edit 10/18/05:added sudo to make command -- had a permissions error and this seemed to work
    Last edited by Tomy; October 19th, 2005 at 01:49 AM.


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