Wallpaper Clock Screenlet

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Description:

A Screenlet that shows a working clock wallpaper , you can get wallpaper clocks from http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpaperclock/ , the default version only include one wallpaper , however you can download them and extract them to the wallpaper folder inside the screenlet folder , just download the file and extract its content there

WORKS ON GNOME , KDE AND XFCE

Install
Install as usual

dependencies : python image module

by Helder Fraga aka Whise , The Wallpaper Clocks are completly made by Vlad Gerasimov at http://www.vladstudio.com , I have no association with him or his project


the wallpaper shown in the 3rd image has a bug , in order to make it work properly delete hour25.png from that wallpaper
Last changelog:

11 years ago

v2.3 xfce workarround

v2.2 Some bug fixes , added kde strech option and black screen workarround

v2.1 The new version has some improvements made by Nikke , also fixed the time delay

v2 fixed a conflict with the manager

v1.9 fixed a bug where sometimes the wallpaper is generated but not set ,in gnome

v1.8 fixed moon phase

v1.6 support for 12/24 hour format

v1.5 added menu for wallpaper credits

v1.4 litle bug fix at start up

v1.2 uses much less ram

v1 moon phase and zodiac support
fixed a few bugs
should work on kde and gnome based desktops

raulnds

11 years ago

On my desktop I aso can't get this to work. Just shows a solid color. I tried the previous suggestion, didn't work.

It does work on my laptop though

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raulnds

11 years ago

How do I get rid of the ugly looking big clock? If I quit it, time stops =D

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reference2myself

11 years ago

All this does for me is change the background to a solid color on Gutsy, tried 3 different wallpaper clocks.

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digitalslave

11 years ago

ok so i figured out the problems with the wallpaperclock and gnome and again this is why linux is not taken in the mainstream since people cant write scripts or directions (coming from an applications/database developer and unix administrator)

follow these steps to get wallpaperclock to work....

download wallpaperclock screenlet
install wallpaperclock in ~/.screnlets (if it doesnt exist make it)
install python-image
download wallpaperclock theme

ok here is the rediculous part - the theme is call theme.wcz right? go to the wallpapers folder and create a FOLDER buy the name of theme.wcz and extract the real theme.wcz contents there

ok one more step for gnome users if you get dcop errors you needs to execute dcopserver

now run your screenlet and you should have the wallpaper clock running albeit a resource hog for one second every minute - make sure this sucker is turned off if you plan on doing any gaming.

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Muscar

12 years ago

When i rightclick to choos a wallpaper nothing shows up, i've tried to add new ones but nothing happends

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Whise

12 years ago

http://www.google.pt/search?hl=pt-PT&q=install+screenlet+in+ubuntu&btnG=Pesquisar&meta=

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kokonutssss

12 years ago

Please help me!
Im new to linux and all this stuff, so, you know, i'm noob!
Can anybody tell me a way to install this on Ubuntu 7.1 gutsy?!
I couldn't figure that out by my own!

Thanks!

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cypherpunk

12 years ago

What is the difference between 1.8 and 6 ?

Also I keep getting error message
DCOPClient::attachInternal. Attach failed Could not open network socket
ERROR: Couldn't attach to DCOP server!

I have GNOME desktop env.

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jekko

12 years ago

Sometime wallpaper is created (wallpaper.png) in my home, but it'is not updated as my background.. Is it a gnome problem?

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salle

12 years ago

Same for me, I wonder why...
However you can hide it :
create a file named ".hidden" and inside, write "wallpaper.png" (without ""). Refresh your folder and... there you are :)

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NetCutter

12 years ago

Hello, I can't install this thing...
Look:
gentoo WallpaperClock # ./WallpaperClockScreenlet.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./WallpaperClockScreenlet.py", line 26, in ?
import Image
ImportError: No module named Image
gentoo WallpaperClock #

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Jazzva

12 years ago

Hello,

You need to install python-imaging package.

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code933k

12 years ago

If most Gnome developers are researching to get a good looking "desktop", whatever it is, this idea must be thought as a default into the next Major Gnome Release.

The integration of clock/wallpaper looks pretty neat.

I don't use a "desktop actually". I use http://xmonad.org but thank your sharing.

Keep up your good work.

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Whise

12 years ago

:) thanks

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mariusz84

12 years ago

It look very nice, but i have a question.
WallpaperClock isn't synchronized with my clock applet. It's a bug or i messed up something?

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Whise

12 years ago

what do you mean?

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mariusz84

12 years ago

First of all im sorry for my english, but i do my best to understand what i mean ;)
Hmm, its not synchronized 'with sconds'.
I mean that time on Wallpaper are changing few seconds later then in clock applet. Sometime it's ~15, other time its ~30 senconds. I think that when Wallpaper is load for e.g. 11:11:11 its 11 seconds later. When it load 11:11:30 its 30 seconds later.
I dont know if it's a bug or i do something wrong. I hope You understand what i try to wrote ;)

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Whise

12 years ago

well unfortunatly its neither a bug or something you did wrong , making it work stresses the cpu a bit when it updates so i decided to update it only every 60 seconds... sorry but i cant do anything about that

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toby

12 years ago

Great job - but could someone who has this file mail it to me at tobiax at gmail dot com - mediafire is being a b****
If/when i receive the file, i'll upload it asap to my own server and post a link here :)

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Whise

12 years ago

new link , duno whats up with mediafire

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StrangeQuark

12 years ago

This looks pretty nifty.
Any chance on getting this to work on Xfce?

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zombie

12 years ago

Wallpaper clock simply puts the file ~/wallpaper.png in your home directory and configures Gnome to use it as background. You can do the latter with xfce4's background settings too, but unfortunately, xfce4 doesn't re-read its background file periodically. Thus, you see the same time on a wallpaper clock with xfce4 all the time. If you know, how to get xfce4 to re-read its background settings periodically, we have a solution.

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Whise

12 years ago

well it should work on xfce if you have python image module

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11 years ago

v2.3 xfce workarround

v2.2 Some bug fixes , added kde strech option and black screen workarround

v2.1 The new version has some improvements made by Nikke , also fixed the time delay

v2 fixed a conflict with the manager

v1.9 fixed a bug where sometimes the wallpaper is generated but not set ,in gnome

v1.8 fixed moon phase

v1.6 support for 12/24 hour format

v1.5 added menu for wallpaper credits

v1.4 litle bug fix at start up

v1.2 uses much less ram

v1 moon phase and zodiac support
fixed a few bugs
should work on kde and gnome based desktops

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