You are not logged in.

Dear visitor, welcome to If this is your first visit here, please read the Help. It explains in detail how this page works. To use all features of this page, you should consider registering. Please use the registration form, to register here or read more information about the registration process. If you are already registered, please login here.


Friday, August 8th 2003, 8:59pm

mplayer -vo rootwin

I have tried running mplayer -rootwin in KDE but it doesnt work. It doesnt work in GNOME also but in icewm it works perfectly. This has been tried on SuSE 8.0,8.1,8.2 and redhat 8.0,9.0 with KDE versions which comes with distro. But on one RH8.0 machine i compiled KDE 3.1 and it worked. What can be the problem.
I have read somewhere for some old version of KDE to go to desktop prefrences and aloow applications to change wallpaper will enable mplayer -rootwin but in KDE 3.0/3.1 i was not able to find any such option.



Sunday, August 10th 2003, 1:49am

It's because kdesktop owns the rootwindow to give you some nice icons an other stuff.


# kstart --type Desktop --window MPlayer mplayer <nice_movie_file>


# kstart --help

for more info.

Maybe you have to start mplayer without kstart first to check the right windowname in the titlebar.