This guide will show you how to have a Live Wallpaper on Manjaro Linux. ¹
mpv from the official repositories by executing:
pamac install mpv
xwinwrap-git after activating the AUR by executing:
pamac install xwinwrap-git
To set up a script that makes a Live Wallpaper possible:
sudo nano Live.sh
Insert this command, while modifying the path to the video file you want to use:
xwinwrap -fs -fdt -ni -b -nf -- mpv -wid WID --no-audio --loop "/path/to/your/videofile"
Press Ctrl+X to exit and Y and Enter to save.
make the script executable:
sudo chmod +x Live.sh
Launch your new Live Wallpaper
To launch the Live Wallpaper automatically you need a
.desktop file in
Copy-paste this and remember to modify its path in Exec;
Exec=sh -c "path/to/Live.sh"
Again, press Ctrl+X to exit and Y and Enter to save.
Log out and log in again and if everything goes according to plan you should see your Live Wallpaper now!
Note 1: It have only been tested on Gnome stable, but should work on any DE or WM. RAM consumptions is around ~100MB RAM.
Thank you very much for this. Might give it a try myself at some stage as well.
Please, please, please, see Tutorial Content Creation Guide and edit your post accordingly. I would, but am unable to edit posts that aren’t my own.
Okay :). I’m already editing
I’m not sure how to use
<kbd> command to illustrate keyboard buttons. I need to illustrate save and exit nano.
Command is not the right word. It’s actually markup, more specifically, HTML. That’s the tag for the
<kbd> element. And using it is easy. See
<kbd>this</kbd> will produce this
For example, if you wish to do Control + O:
<kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>O</kbd> produces Ctrl + O
I hope this clears it up. At lease somewhat.
Hey man, thanks for the idea and rundown.
I tried it using above scripts but the panel didn’t work properly on kde. After some searching, I found that there is a plugin to set video wallpapers from settings itself.
I’m using this wallpaper -
source: Aeolian Live Wallpaper | Live Wallpaper PC
I have tried KDE’s live wallpaper plugin. It’s nice, but it eats your RAM big time last I tried it.
It depends on the video I guess. Loads the entirely of it into ram.
The wid option must be an integer: WID
Error parsing option wid (option parameter could not be parsed)
Setting commandline option --wid=WID failed.
Exiting... (Fatal error)
mpv died, exit status 1
If you get this error above while running the
xwinwrap command on the Setup part of the tutorial change the
WID of the command to
(Try to run the original command on your terminal to reproduce the error, if it happens it won’t work on startup if you don’t change the
so the final command will be like this:
xwinwrap -fs -fdt -ni -b -nf -- mpv -wid %WID --no-audio --loop "/path/to/your/videofile"
Thanks, does it consume a large amount of computer resources?