configuring slideshow screensaver under KDE 2.22

Posted on 2002-04-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-27

I can't seem to figure out how to configure the slideshow screensaver (kslideshow v1.1) bundled with KDE 2.22.

Basically, I want it to cycle through some pictures on my harddrive, but I can not configure the image directory location. The "Select..." combo box (which I assume is a file selection object) will not work.

There is also a config file at $HOME/.kde/share/config/kslideshow.kssrc, but there is nothing intuitively related to image path.

Am I missing something obvious here?

Machine info:
Mandrake 8.2
KDE 2.22

Question by:cubedweller
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ID: 7038292
Well, I remember having the same problem in the beginning.

But basically, I just closed windows and noticed that it took quite a while for the little windows prompting you for choosing a directory to pop out. At first, i thought nothing was there and was really angry. Maybe just look around, be patient and the window might just appear right in from of your eyes.

hope this helps...

Author Comment

ID: 7040425

Thanks for answering. I tried what you said, and waited an hour, but still no windows came.

Rather frustrating.

Thanks anyway,

Author Comment

ID: 7040426

Thanks for answering. I tried what you said, and waited an hour, but still no windows came.

Rather frustrating.

Thanks anyway,
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Expert Comment

ID: 7106431
Hey here's your answer...

mkdir ~/.kde/kslideshow/pics

put the pictures you want in there and it should work nicely.

You can create a symlink to this directory in your home directory that is named slideshow

as root

ln -s /home/**you**/kslideshow/pics slideshow

or sometihg to that effect. Anyway give it a whirl.

Accepted Solution

Zor_tiger earned 300 total points
ID: 8020664
Actually, i was just messing around with this, you really dont need to even do any of this.

In the setup of the slide show screensaver.. On the drop down menu hit  the select... on the selection select. (talk about redundent)

 A browse window opens, select a directory with images.

Another possablity:

in $HOME/.kde/share/config/kslideshow.kssrc


[Slide Show]
Dir0=(your directory with images)

just for another selection in there just add another Dir# and add to the count :) ..

Both ways should work fine, guess it depends on the person.


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