lxqt

Asked by carlo on 2015-02-28

i'd like to know whether variety can cope with lxqt 9.0 & kwin and how, or when it'll be able to interact with them
thank you

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Solved by:
James M. Roche
Solved:
2015-06-23
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2015-06-23
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2015-06-23

This question was originally filed as bug #1426656.

carlo (assolutooccidentale) said : #1

i'd like to know whether variety can cope with lxqt 9.0 & kwin and how, or when it'll be able to interact with them
thank you

Peter Levi (peterlevi) said : #2

I haven't tested on lxqt, nor have I added out-of-the-box support for it. But Variety can be easily made to work on any DE which provides a way to change the wallpaper from the commandline - the way to do it is to edit the script ~/.config/variety/scripts/set_wallpaper and add the necessary command.

I don't know about kwin specifically, but KDE has been problematic, as it provides no such way, read http://peterlevi.com/variety/2014/05/variety-and-kde/.

carlo (assolutooccidentale) said : #3

acrtually i'm running debian testing and i've both lxqt and variety, but all that variety seems to be doing is downloading wallpapers and maybe something happens between the "switch off order" and the x death (i mean: i see some other kind of backgrounds, but no longer than half a second)
i have no clue how to edit variety config files, that's why i asked ;)

and what about TrinityDE? Have you ever tried it?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #4

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Peter Levi (peterlevi) said : #5

Out-of-the-box LXQt support has been committed and will be in the next release.

For any other obscure DE the answer the same - yes, Variety supports it, but you have to manually add the command for changing the wallpaper to ~/.config/variety/scripts/set_wallpaper.

Add this to ~/.config/variety/scripts/set_wallpaper

# LXQt/PCmanFM-qt
if [ "$XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP" == "LXQt" ]; then
    pcmanfm-qt --set-wallpaper "$WP" 2> /dev/null
fi

(I wouldn't think the window manager would make a difference... I think I'm using Openbox, in case it's relevant.)

carlo (assolutooccidentale) said : #7

Thanks James M. Roche, that solved my question.