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How can I put a picture (bitmap file for example)on desktop in SunOS
(like wallpaper in win95)
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If you are not using CDE you can use xsetroot with an X bitmap file. If you are using CDE or if you have gifs or something else which is not an X bitmap try xv (which is shareware which you can get via anonymous ftp from ftp.cis.upenn.edu) which will display lots of different graphics formats.
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Thank braveheart !
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BraveHeart ,
1.but how about  .bmp file
2.what does CDE mean
3. I can't see any thing in ftp.cis.upenn.edu
4. thanks anyway
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1) .bmp is Windows specific. Maybe xv can display .bmp files.
2) CDE is the Common Desktop Environment which is a window manager and various other bits which runs on many flavours of UNIX.
3) Put your specs on. Try ftp://ftp.cis.upenn.edu/pub/xv/
4) You're welcome.
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BraveHeart,
How can I convert a .bmp (or .jpg, .gif) file to .xbm file ?
Thanks alot
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Get the ImageMagick suite of programs from John Cristy, E.I. du Pont De Nemours and Company (normally known as DuPont) Inc. His email address is cristy@dupont.com.
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I already down load xv at the site you give. I use xv to set root, it's wonderful !. But when I logout and then login again the picture in desktop disapear!
How must i do to keep the picture on desktop every time I login ?
Thanks for reading braveheart,
bye !

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You could put xv in one of your X initialisation files such as
xsession or .xinitrc.
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Can you tell me more ..., great detail...
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Which version of SunOS are you using and which window manager?
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Operating System : SunOS Release 5.5.1 Generic
Window System : Openwindows Version 3.5.1

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Your session is probably started by xinit, using .xinitrc which is a Bourne shell script. The first thing this usually does is to call xrdb to load your X defaults (resource settings). You will probably then want to start an xterm -C to use as a console to record any error messages from any other X applications which you will start up, such as xsetroot or xv to set your background wallpaper. Then you may want to set the access rights to your display using xhost, and maybe xclock, xbiff and another xterm or two.
Default system settings can be found in /usr/openwin/lib/Xinitrc, /usr/openwin/lib/Xdefaults, /usr/openwin/lib/app-defaults/*
 Then you might call xsetroot to set your background wallpaper, or xv.
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