xlivebg - live wallpapers for the X window system
xlivebg is a live wallpaper framework, and collection of live wallpapers, for the X window system. xlivebg is independent of window managers and desktop environments, and should work with any of them, or even with no window manager at all.
Live wallpapers are a way to have an animated desktop background, instead of a simple static image. They are essentially programs which use OpenGL to display an animated moving image in place of the traditional wallpaper.
Live wallpapers are written as plugins for xlivebg. All X11-specific initialization, OpenGL context creation, and root window management are performend by xlivebg; the live wallpaper plugins need only provide a
draw function, which is called by xlivebg at (approximately) fixed intervals.
For further information, build instructions, configuration and setup, and a guide for writing live wallpapers, refer to the manual: http://nuclear.mutantstargoat.com/sw/xlivebg/manual Also available under the
doc directory in the source tree.
- Project website: http://nuclear.mutantstargoat.com/sw/xlivebg
- Source code repository: https://github.com/jtsiomb/xlivebg
- Latest release (1.0): http://nuclear.mutantstargoat.com/sw/xlivebg/releases/xlivebg-1.0.tar.gz
Copyright (C) 2019-2021 John Tsiombikas [email protected]
This program is free software, feel free to use, modify and/or redistribute it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3, or at your option any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. See COPYING for details.
For bug reports, head over to the github issues page: https://github.com/jtsiomb/xlivebg/issues
For xlivebg-related discussion, support questions, development, bug reports, feature requests, and patches, feel free to join the xlivebg mailing list:
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Q: I'm running xlivebg and nothing happens. I'm still seeing the previous desktop wallpaper, a black screen, or a corrupted/broken screen.
A: Try passing the
-noption to xlivebg. This forces xlivebg to create its own "desktop" window, instead of trying to draw on the root or virtual root window.