changing image from a program as desktop background

Asked by Josh Marshall on 2011-06-20

I'd like to get a program called "graphical disk map" as my desktop background. I don't know what's involved with this, and I can guess that a similar question has been asked somewhere before (I can't find it off hand, bad google search?). I'd be willing to code to get this to work, but I have no idea where to start.

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mycae
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2011-06-22
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2011-06-22
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2011-06-21

Ideas for the desktop end? I don't think that Unity will be involved with that part, but I don't know that much about unity.

Sorry for a double post, new to this system. This did not completely answer my question.

Best mycae (mycae) said : #4

You would probably need to modify the program gdmap to output an image, rather than be an application.

Then use something like this: http://wallpapoz.akbarhome.com/download.html to instruct the desktop to change the background to the generated image from your modified gdmap.

This is not trivial.

Thanks mycae, that solved my question.