Let your desktop go all Matrix on you....with xgl

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lowboyblue
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Let your desktop go all Matrix on you....with xgl

Post by lowboyblue » Fri Dec 08, 2006 18:58

Random Guy posted this link to a video of a cool desktop effect.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 03&q=linux

If you want to try the Matrix effect on Sabayon 3.2 all you have to do is run this on you Konsole.

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xwinwrap -ni -argb -fs -s -st -sp -a -nf -- /usr/lib/misc/xscreensaver/glmatrix -root -window-id WID
Just close the Konsole session when your done.

Some other xscreensavers I know work with this are

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xwinwrap -ni -argb -fs -s -st -sp -a -nf -- /usr/lib/misc/xscreensaver/gltext -root -window-id WID

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xwinwrap -ni -argb -fs -s -st -sp -a -nf -- /usr/lib/misc/xscreensaver/endgame -root -window-id WID 

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xwinwrap -ni -argb -fs -s -st -sp -a -nf -- /usr/lib/misc/xscreensaver/lament -root -window-id WID
Learn more at the Gentoo Wiki-http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_XGL/Tips_and_Tricks

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Post by aresio » Fri Dec 08, 2006 20:18

I launch glmatrix but it shows a blank window. :cry:

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Post by lowboyblue » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:37

aresio wrote:I launch glmatrix but it shows a blank window. :cry:
are you using 3.2 with xgl enabled? it works for me.

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Post by Goatee » Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:04

Do these also work with aiglx?

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Post by lowboyblue » Sat Dec 09, 2006 15:54

Goatee wrote:Do these also work with aiglx?
Sorry I'm not really sure. I run on xgl because of my ATI graphics card.

If you guys have any questions about running this try the link to Gentoo wiki where I found it.

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_XGL/Tips_and_Tricks

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Post by aresio » Sat Dec 09, 2006 21:14

lowboyblue wrote:
aresio wrote:I launch glmatrix but it shows a blank window. :cry:
are you using 3.2 with xgl enabled? it works for me.
yes I was!

I solved re-emerging xscreensaver.. dunno why.

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grrrrr

Post by mt_deb » Sat Dec 09, 2006 22:08

I can't shut it off
I rebooted I started a new session , nothing.
I started a new session with E16 and that's what I am in now to type this

help ! :shock:

is there a hotkey ?

thanks

EDIT:
Got it , I was able to pull up ksysguard in xterm and kill it form there :lol:

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dont use atlantis

Post by lowboyblue » Sat Dec 09, 2006 23:49

Lessons learned- don't try this with the atlantis screensaver. It took over my whole screen and would not let go. Had to use drastic measures to to kill xwinwrap.

Has anybody figured out how to play movies yet?
I keep getting errors with mplayer and Kmplayer.

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