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    This optional package contains nice dynamic wallpaper with openSUSE look. It changes its color depending on day time - bright in daylight, dark overnight.

    i've installed this with yast but what i need to know is how to make it work i can choose the background i want but it just stays on that one doesn't change. Any ideas?

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    bump bump

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    Hi Havoc65,

    Months ago--sometime in 2008--I bookmarked the web page with your question on it. I've been having the same problem that you've been having: For the life of me, I can't figure out how to get openSUSE's dynamic wallpaper package (desktop-data-openSUSE-extra-gnome) to work!!

    I've tried everything that I could think of.

    It appears to me that nobody knows how to make this dynamic wallpaper package work.

    I use KDE 3.5 exclusively. I can't recall for sure, but I think that I installed Gnome just to see if I could get the dynamic wallpaper package to work with Gnome. I couldn't.

    Just yesterday (Saturday, April 25, 2009) I e-mailed the dynamic wallpaper programmer. If he replies, I'll give you his answer.

    One way or another, we'll figure this out.

    Bye,

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewAccelerator View Post
    Hi Havoc65,

    Months ago--sometime in 2008--I bookmarked the web page with your question on it. I've been having the same problem that you've been having: For the life of me, I can't figure out how to get openSUSE's dynamic wallpaper package (desktop-data-openSUSE-extra-gnome) to work!!

    I've tried everything that I could think of.

    It appears to me that nobody knows how to make this dynamic wallpaper package work.

    I use KDE 3.5 exclusively. I can't recall for sure, but I think that I installed Gnome just to see if I could get the dynamic wallpaper package to work with Gnome. I couldn't.

    Just yesterday (Saturday, April 25, 2009) I e-mailed the dynamic wallpaper programmer. If he replies, I'll give you his answer.

    One way or another, we'll figure this out.

    Bye,

    Mark
    thxs for the reply and i hope he gets back with you on this cause now in kde4 they this and i installed and works perfectly well ok is is something similar the wallpaper changes for the weather conditions it is actually pretty cool that got me to thinking about the gnome wallpaper that changes and i installed it again still no such luck on making it work will be waiting to hear back, thanks again

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    I have dynamic backgrounds working by default with openSUSE 11.1.

    Are your extra backgrounds installed in /usr/share/backgrounds/ ?
    Do you see folders in there, each containing some images and one xml file ?
    When you right-click on Gnome desktop >> Change desktop background, do you see the newly added backgrounds ?
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    Hi,

    You're very welcome.

    I'm happy to report that I did hear back from the programmer of this dynamic, time-aware wallpaper. It works in only GNOME. The programmer told me that he's not aware of any KDE equivalent. No wonder I couldn't get the dynamic wallpaper to work! (I use KDE exclusively.)

    Now--for the sake of completeness--I'm going to install GNOME and see whether I can get the time-aware wallpaper program to work.

    I'm also going to switch to openSUSE 11.1 or 11.2.

    More soon...

    Bye,

    Mark

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    Hi,

    The "problem" seems to be that this dynamic wallpaper package (is that the right word for it?) is/was intended for GNOME--not for KDE. (I use KDE exclusively.) (See my reply to Havoc65.)

    Bye,

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmigaPhil View Post
    I have dynamic backgrounds working by default with openSUSE 11.1.

    Are your extra backgrounds installed in /usr/share/backgrounds/ ?
    Do you see folders in there, each containing some images and one xml file ?
    When you right-click on Gnome desktop >> Change desktop background, do you see the newly added backgrounds ?
    yes to all 3
    then what

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havoc65 View Post
    yes to all 3
    then what
    (Just to be sure: You have both Gnome and KDE installed, and you are trying the dynamic backgrounds on Gnome, don't you ?)

    Have you tested the "openSUSE Grass" background ?
    It should - SLOWLY - change color over the time, from green (mid-day) to blue (at night).

    If it still does not work, check in
    /usr/share/gnome-background-properties
    You should see a few .xml files. Two of them are for the "Glass" and "Grass" backgrounds you have installed. The "Grass" one looks like this here:
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE wallpapers SYSTEM "gnome-wp-list.dtd">
    <wallpapers>
    	<wallpaper deleted="false">
    	
    		<name>openSUSE Grass</name>
    		<filename>/usr/share/backgrounds/grass/grass.xml</filename>
    		<options>stretched</options>
    	</wallpaper>
    </wallpapers>
    Yours should be the same or very close to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmigaPhil View Post
    (Just to be sure: You have both Gnome and KDE installed, and you are trying the dynamic backgrounds on Gnome, don't you ?)

    Have you tested the "openSUSE Grass" background ?
    It should - SLOWLY - change color over the time, from green (mid-day) to blue (at night).

    If it still does not work, check in
    /usr/share/gnome-background-properties
    You should see a few .xml files. Two of them are for the "Glass" and "Grass" backgrounds you have installed. The "Grass" one looks like this here:
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE wallpapers SYSTEM "gnome-wp-list.dtd">
    <wallpapers>
    	<wallpaper deleted="false">
    	
    		<name>openSUSE Grass</name>
    		<filename>/usr/share/backgrounds/grass/grass.xml</filename>
    		<options>stretched</options>
    	</wallpaper>
    </wallpapers>
    Yours should be the same or very close to that.
    yes i'm trying it in gnome.
    so all i have to do is choose the grass wallpaper from that user/share/backgrounds right? does it matter which one? theres three in there

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