Drawing on the root window in Linux?

Simon Burton simonb at webone.com.au
Sat Dec 13 01:02:58 CET 2003

On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 17:42:25 +1300, David McNab wrote:

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> Charlie Lesh wrote:
> | Hey all:
> |
> | Is there any way to draw on the 'root' window? I'm thinking about a
> | python screensaver for linux.  I know that there are xlib bindings for
> | python, maybe a little outdated, but do they have what I might need?
> Try xlib-python (or python-xlib).
> And welcome to a whole new world of pain.

Yeah, but it's cool and it does everything, i think.
Let me know if you head down this path.


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