access to the root window (e.g. xearth)
dan at langille.org
Wed Jan 15 14:11:03 GMT 2003
On 15 Jan 2003 at 13:56, Gerhard den Hollander wrote:
> * Christian Herzyk <christian at systrade.de> (Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 12:01:56PM +0100)
> > Hi Dan,
> > > From: kde-admin at mail.kde.org [mailto:kde-admin at mail.kde.org]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.
> > > http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde&m=98297938723912&w=2
> > >
> > 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 )
Thanks. The following post shows how I did it based upon a reply in
Dan Langille : http://www.langille.org/
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