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stevepusser
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Re: HOWTO Requests

#101 Post by stevepusser »

It seems like it would be easy to replace the part of one of those scripts that does the random choosing with a selector that just uses images from a directory. I think it will display them in order by default, as in doriangrey1, doriangrey2, doriangrey3.

Does variety from jessie-backports also display in random order? It seems to have quite a few settings.
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Re: HOWTO Requests

#102 Post by ckilmer75 »

Thank you for responding.... I'll take a look at those suggestions and see what I can do with them.

Much appreciated...

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Re: HOWTO Requests

#103 Post by GarryRicketson »

I would first learn how to make a .gif animation, if you don't know how.
Key words, "How to make a .gif animation"

After you learn how to make a animation,
how use a gif animation as your desktop background on Debian
by ckilmer75 » If it matters, I'm doing this in Raspbian via the Pixel desktop.
Well, it does , if I did go into details, and wrote a "How to", on this and for this forum, it would be for Debian, since this is a Debian User Forum,... and it probably would not work for some other OS, like Raspbian, or Pixels Desktop, .....
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Using a WM, OpenBox,on Debian 7 would be how I would write a script for,..
Would it work on Rasbpbian, and Pixels DE,..? I doubt it.

If you were using Debian, you could maybe use a package called .
"byzanz" (byzanz-record)
https://www.unixmen.com/make-animated-g ... ly-byzanz/

Also Image Magick, https://www.imagemagick.org/script/animate.php
Or with the "convert" command, (what I used)
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https://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/anim_basics/#gif_anim
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Example: Image

Do some more searches, read some tutorials on "How to write a script "
But it would help get better results if you at least have some idea of what
kind of script, IE: bash, ksh,zsh,sh ,dash,perl,pascal,python,etc.....

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Re: HOWTO Requests

#104 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

ckilmer75 wrote:write a script that will change my desktop background through a determined progression and NOT random. Every script I've come across in my search randomly selects the image. I'd also like to be able to set the time between changes, and for the image to be centered on the screen and unscaled.

My end goal is to have my background show a slowly aging portrait. I've taken numerous screenshots at different points of a video where the subject is aging rapidly, which is why I need the change to not be random. The images are numbered beginning with "1".

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bash -c 'for i in {1..99}; do feh --bg-center /full/path/to/image/folder/$i.png; sleep 600; done &'
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/feh

This will display all images from 1.png to 99.png in sequence with a 600 second (10 minute) delay, adjust as required ;)
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Re: HOWTO Requests

#105 Post by ckilmer75 »

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

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bash -c 'for i in {1..99}; do feh --bg-center /full/path/to/image/folder/$i.png; sleep 600; done &'
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/feh

This will display all images from 1.png to 99.png in sequence with a 600 second (10 minute) delay, adjust as required ;)
Awesome, thanks! I appreciate the help. That's precisely what I need :-)

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