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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:35 pm    Post subject: make your desktop snow! Reply with quote

a very easy program to get snow on your root window. Its even got santa + reindeer and a few trees as well :P

Code:
emerge xsnow


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dad told me about it when I remembered it from a LONG time ago and asked him about it. It has really changed from back then: it looks way cooler. My desktop is snowing right now :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ha! :lol:

That's awesome. Thanks, TheCoop. :D
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:07 pm    Post subject: Make your desktop snow penguins?! Reply with quote

And if you don't like snow, you can make your desktop snow penguins!(kind of) :)
Code:
emerge xpenguins
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Make your desktop snow penguins?! Reply with quote

abracadaver wrote:
And if you don't like snow, you can make your desktop snow penguins!(kind of) :)
Code:
emerge xpenguins
Completely off-topic, I'm sorry, but what GTK+ theme is that? Looks nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Make your desktop snow penguins?! Reply with quote

codergeek42 wrote:
abracadaver wrote:
And if you don't like snow, you can make your desktop snow penguins!(kind of) :)
Code:
emerge xpenguins
Completely off-topic, I'm sorry, but what GTK+ theme is that? Looks nice.


heh it's called Ana and can be had from Gnome-Look.org :)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:D

A few of my mates in Australia are using this at the moment to compensate for the lack of snow.

Me? I'm running a tropical desktop, replete with women tanning in the nude. I'm snowed in, and I need it to keep me warm :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: make your desktop snow! Reply with quote

TheCoop wrote:
Its even got santa + reindeer
Is there a disable feature?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup (man xsnow)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, nice! This is less distracting than the xdesktopwaves. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Make your desktop snow penguins?! Reply with quote

abracadaver wrote:
heh it's called Ana and can be had from Gnome-Look.org :)
Thanks. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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yup (man xsnow)
Didn't want to install it to find out. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool this realy is.

*chuckles* it's snowing on mars.

i have one of the mars pictures taken from one of the mars rovers as my wallpaper.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is great!!!! lol
the snow even piles up at the bottom of the screen :D

thanks for this little proggie m8!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is awesome, thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xdesktopwaves...? are you serious?

Also, on the note of cool desktop modifications, I sorely miss Drempels from my Windows days. It's a beautiful root-window kind of screensaver. It takes a series of pictures (which are best if they're patterns) and liquifies them, smooths them, blends them, and fades them into one another.

It could be set to be extremely slow. Think about the paintings in AntiTrust, that was Drempels set up right. Oh it was great.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any idea why I don't get the snow?

Running KDE 3.3.1 - I've tried in the desktop settings allowing other programs to run in the desktop, even tried removing my background images.

xsnow runs (there's a process running) but I see nothing.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 2:52 am    Post subject: Icons Reply with quote

Its Cool but leaves black marks on all my Icons under gnome 2.8 :(
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezydery wrote:
Any idea why I don't get the snow?

Running KDE 3.3.1 - I've tried in the desktop settings allowing other programs to run in the desktop, even tried removing my background images.

xsnow runs (there's a process running) but I see nothing.


I had the same problem with gnome. I read about something to do with virtual window managers / xpenguins in the readme (http://www.euronet.nl/~rja/Xsnow/README.TXT), so I installed xpenguins for the fun of it, then xsnow worked OK!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol.. it distroyes my Gnome desktop icons 8)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OdinsDream wrote:
xdesktopwaves...? are you serious?

Also, on the note of cool desktop modifications, I sorely miss Drempels from my Windows days. It's a beautiful root-window kind of screensaver. It takes a series of pictures (which are best if they're patterns) and liquifies them, smooths them, blends them, and fades them into one another.

It could be set to be extremely slow. Think about the paintings in AntiTrust, that was Drempels set up right. Oh it was great.


the only thing that you are missing is read the xscreensaver manpages
Code:
/usr/lib/xscreensaver/glslideshow -root
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Its even got santa + reindeer
Is there a disable feature?


Code:
xsnow -nosanta -norudolf


On a side note... it still refuses to work on my wives KDE 3.3
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, sweet, thanks :)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Segfault on Gnome on certains features:

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xsnow -nosanta -norudolf -notrees -offset
Segmentation fault
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:D :D it's so nice!, thanks
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