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#1 2009-06-12 07:14:18

lolilolicon
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Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

f_backgroundm_6cf6440.gif

When I looked at this picture, I wanted to make it my wallpaper.
I call this kind of thing "ants' fights" because I don't know the word for it. (please tell me)

'$ feh --bg-center xx.gif' does not set it as animated. Actually feh doesn't show you the animation even when you use it to view the image.

It must be a simple question I believe. Anyone knows how?


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#2 2009-06-12 07:32:24

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

I could never set animated.gif wallpapers besides possibly using mplayer -vo gif89a -rootwin %f, which doesn't work for me, so something similar might work.
The couple times I tried it, it didn't work, but it should possible to do it this way.

Last edited by droog (2009-06-12 07:38:45)

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#3 2009-06-12 10:58:19

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

*eyes bleeding*

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#4 2009-06-12 11:15:07

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

timetrap wrote:

*eyes bleeding*

+2


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#5 2009-06-12 11:20:17

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

lolilolicon wrote:

I call this kind of thing "ants' fights" because I don't know the word for it. (please tell me)

It is called "static" or "noise," and I do not think there is currently any way to have animated GIFs for wallpaper.
You probably would not really want animated wallpaper, because there would be no hardware acceleration for it, and it would waste your processor cycles.

EDIT:  I stand corrected.

Last edited by DevoidOfWindows (2009-06-13 16:36:02)

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#6 2009-06-12 11:56:38

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

man gifview

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#7 2009-06-13 14:47:25

lolilolicon
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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

pacman -S gifsicle
gifview --animate -new--window root  animated.gif

This may be the best solution I guess.
Again! Thank you, Procyon~

Last edited by lolilolicon (2009-06-13 14:47:54)


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#8 2009-06-13 22:42:00

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

I will just add that mplayer should be able to play gif files straight up, my simple test of "mplayer blah.gif" would seem to indicate so. There might be some options to configure for speed and what not too. That gif is cool though, might have to steal it and see how hard it is to read my terminal with it tongue

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#9 2013-11-14 11:52:25

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

$  gifview --animate -new--window root  animated.gif
gifview: unrecognized option ‘-n’
gifview: unknown value ‘--window’ for option ‘-w’
gifview: (Possibilities are ‘root’ and ‘any integer’.)
gifview: root: No such file or directory

what am I doing wrong?

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#10 2013-11-14 12:09:38

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

sergey6661313 wrote:

$  gifview --animate -new--window root  animated.gif
gifview: unrecognized option ‘-n’
gifview: unknown value ‘--window’ for option ‘-w’
gifview: (Possibilities are ‘root’ and ‘any integer’.)
gifview: root: No such file or directory

what am I doing wrong?

I think it should be like this

gifview --animate --new-window root  animated.gif

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#11 2013-11-14 12:17:06

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

na12 wrote:

gifview --animate --new-window root  animated.gif

next level smile :

$ gifview --animate --new-window root  animated.gif
X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request:  3 (X_GetWindowAttributes)
  Resource id in failed request:  0xffffffff
  Serial number of failed request:  7
  Current serial number in output stream:  8

output unchanged, as before, but something is wrong ...

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#12 2013-11-14 12:53:30

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

Upload somewhere gif to try myself out.

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#13 2013-11-14 14:48:06

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

I'm experiencing the same behaviour here with a random animated gif I had lying around. I'm not sure if this is a bug with the program, or an X library. hsetroot (which I use to set my background image normally) still works, so I'm assuming it's a problem with gifview specifically.

You should probably contact the developers by opening an issue here: https://github.com/kohler/gifsicle/issues (I'd do it myself, but I have no interest in having an animated wallpaper).

Note that there is an updated version of the gifsicle suite, but this has the same problem (for me at least).

Last edited by WorMzy (2013-11-14 14:48:30)


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#14 2013-11-16 06:25:13

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

na12 wrote:

Upload somewhere gif to try myself out.

http://i.imgur.com/iqk3xX4.gif

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#15 2013-11-16 14:04:41

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

sergey6661313 wrote:
na12 wrote:

gifview --animate --new-window root  animated.gif

next level smile :

$ gifview --animate --new-window root  animated.gif
X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request:  3 (X_GetWindowAttributes)
  Resource id in failed request:  0xffffffff
  Serial number of failed request:  7
  Current serial number in output stream:  8

output unchanged, as before, but something is wrong ...

I have the same error on my Arch 64bit,

Here is new PKGBUILD with the patch.
https://github.com/StanleyPham/gifsicle-patch

Last edited by Stanley_00 (2013-11-16 14:05:00)

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#16 2013-11-17 00:54:57

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Re: Set an animated gif image as wallpaper?

sergey6661313 wrote:
na12 wrote:

gifview --animate --new-window root  animated.gif

next level smile :

$ gifview --animate --new-window root  animated.gif
X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request:  3 (X_GetWindowAttributes)
  Resource id in failed request:  0xffffffff
  Serial number of failed request:  7
  Current serial number in output stream:  8

output unchanged, as before, but something is wrong ...

This bug have been fixed at https://github.com/kohler/gifsicle

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