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Replace wallpaper with visualization?

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by hellrazor, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. hellrazor

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    So I thought about doing this when I was watching a Milkdrop2 vis with Winamp, and I knew Linux would be the place to do it (not Windows). Anyways, I found how to replace the desktop with a screensaver, and it should just be as easy as replacing the screensaver with ProjectM or so, right?

    Also am I right in thinking it wouldn't draw the icons on the desktop?
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    actually, you can do it in windows really easily with winamp. just set milkdrop to desktop mode, and thats that. icons stand out on top of the image.
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    Oh, duh...

    But with Linux I'm sure I could get it running 24/7 for any and all audio, which would be cooler!! So, yeah, I'll get on it now....
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    So I tried to just get the screensaver working, after getting rid of the desktop I ran glmatrix in the root window and absolutely nothing happened (it didn't even get rid of my wallpaper!), so I thought I'd stick it to the end of .profile, which went bad (screensaver ran, but with no bar so I couldn't do anything). After going to a different framebuffer (?) I logged in and got rid of the lines and have now officially given up.

    All in a days work....
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    Doesn't XMMS have that????
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