I want snow fall on my desktop really badly.
Tried Xsnow (with Mate/Marco, Mate/Compiz and KDE/Kwin) but doesn't work.
Snow plugin for Compiz doesn't work anymore either.
Snow feature of KDE was removed.
Is there any other way to get the snow?
xsnow after having killed the desktop application that covers the root window. Run
xkill and click on the desktop. That works at least in LXDE where
pcmanfm usually handles the desktop, but should work in other environments as long as they don't require there being a desktop window in the background and don't restart it automatically when it dies.
I thought that a lua script (started by Conky) would be a good tool for this job. There's loads of conky examples on the internet (e.g. here and here), which could be used to make it snow on your desktop only when it's snowing outside, for example.
I saw on a forum that some guy had posted some video tutorials on how to write a lua script for fireworks as well as snow, but unfortunately he's taken them down from YouTube...
There is however some leftover code that could be used as a template, but unfortunately doesn't work in isolation.
If I had the time and inclination to learn lua and fix this myself, here's what I'd do:
Add the following lines to ~/.conkyrc
conky. Look for errors, and debug / comment lines out / add functions where necessary...
This is the basics of the
snowday function, as usable by
conky. I'd love to see this work actually!
What's missing? The
Vector classes, at least..
function conky_snowday() timer.Stop("fuller") local emt2 = ParticleEmitter(Vector(0,0,400)) timer.Create("fuller", 0.1, 0, function() for i=1, 1000 do local snowparty = emt2:Add("particle/snow",LocalPlayer():GetPos() + Vector(0,0,1000)) snowparty:SetVelocity(Vector(math.random(-700,700),math.random(-700,700),math.random(-300,-100))) snowparty:SetDieTime(4) snowparty:SetStartAlpha(0) snowparty:SetEndAlpha(255) snowparty:SetStartSize(5) snowparty:SetEndSize(math.random(0,3)) snowparty:SetColor(255,255,255) snowparty:SetRoll(math.random(0,360)) end end) emt2:Finish() end
For all your holiday decorations try this:
There is a new version of xsnow, working on many desktops (including raspbian): https://www.ratrabbit.nl/ratrabbit/content/xsnow/introduction
And it is also available on sourceforge:
Not so sure whether it will work for
xsnow but here's what I did to solve
2. Logout of current sesion and start an
3. Right Click -> start terminal ->
xpenguins (may be
xsnow for you)
For detailed description check this answer.