Thanks to a hard drive crash, I'm recreating the Ubuntu-based photo frame for my parents.
Here's the setup this time:
- Lubuntu 11.10 as the base
- Wally as the wallpaper changer ( http://www.becrux.com/index.php?page=projects&name=wally )
- fluxbox as the window manager, replacing LXDE. I like LXDE, but Wally can't change the wallpaper under LXDE.
- unclutter to hide the cursor when it is idle
- a few customizations to the fluxbox startup:
add the following lines just before the "exec fluxbox" line:
xset s off
Those turn off the auto-power saving monitor feature, and disable the screensaver, hide the mouse cursor when idle, and finally starts wally at startup.
- one customization to make fluxbox load instead of LXDE:
in /etc/lxdm/default.conf, change:
Note: the wally icon does not show up in the system tray this way. If you start wally manually from the command line and save your settings, they stick.