Changing the backdrop
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Tue Nov 8 21:34:20 CET 2005
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On 11/8/2005 12:53 PM, Iain Scurrah wrote:
> Many thanks for the hardwork of all involved in the Xfce project. I'm a new
> convert, (having found out that no desktop icons does not necessarily mean
> "very scary - let me out please...").
> One hangover from my KDE days though, is a desire to change my backdrop
> Currently I've got a list of all the photos I want to see sometime as a
> backdrop and a little script in ~/Desktop/Autostart/change_backdrop.sh
> while [ 0 ]
> sleep 300
> nice xfdesktop -reload
> Dead simple - and it works well, every 5 mins, I get a new backdrop.
> The only problem is that it never ends. After Exiting Xfce and re-logging in,
> either as myself, or as my wife, the script keeps running. I would have two
> copies of this script running, my wife has one (and she uses KDE (although
> she wouldn't be able to tell you that)).
> Is there anyway I can get Xfce to kill this script on exiting Xfce? Maybe I
> could use the session manager to start the (or similar) script when I login,
> but it would need to kill it on logout...
Hmm, interesting problem. Easiest (though not cleanest) fix would be to
modify xfce's xinitrc, and run your script (with an & at the end) from
there. It should get killed properly on session quit that way. See the
docs for what you need to do to copy and edit xinitrc.
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