access to the root window (e.g. xearth)

Gerhard den Hollander gerhard at
Wed Jan 15 12:56:52 GMT 2003

* Christian Herzyk <christian at> (Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 12:01:56PM +0100)
> Hi Dan,
> > From: kde-admin at [mailto:kde-admin at]On Behalf Of
> > Dan Langille
> >
> > I've been trying to get xearth to work on the root window with KDE.
> > I've failed.  "xearth -noroot" works, but isn't what I want as that
> > creates a separate window.  I'm trying to get xearth to appear in the
> > background. Clues please?
> >
> > This post seems to indicate such things will not work with KDE, but
> > it's dated early 2001.
> >
> >
> No real change here, as of 3.0.5 at least. The only way I know of (and use
> for root-tail) is to kill kdesktop.
> I can live with the downside of not having desktop icons. Unfortunately the
> Alt+F2 combo is part of kdesktop and I use that a lot.

KDE3.1 now has an option to run a program as a background 
(xearth , xglobe and/or whatever you want )

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