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drempels - Hallucinatory desktop enhancer.

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drempels - Hallucinatory desktop enhancer.


drempels [--root/-r] [--maxfps/-x number] [--vsync/-y number] [--dpms/-M number] [--blur/-b number] [--speed/-s number] [--scale/-S number] [--cells/-c number] [--cellresolution/-R number] [--images/-i directory] [--texinterval/-I number] [--texfadeinterval/-f number] [--gentexsize/-g number] [--no-shader/-H]


From Ryan M. Geiss ( "A hallucinatory desktop enhancer - bring your wallpaper to life with graceful, swirling imagery. Runs beautifully as animated wallpaper, or as a screensaver."
Ported to Linux by Tugrul Galatali.


Draw on the root window.
--maxfps number
Set maximum frame rate.
--vsync number
Limit redraws to specified number of vertical refreshes. 0 - 100. Default: 1
--dpms number
Stop rendering new frames if the display is not on. 0 - 1. Default: 1
--blur number
Blurring between frames. 0 - 10. Default: 7
--speed number
Speed of flow, bigger is faster. 0 - 20. Default: 10
--scale number
Scale of flow, bigger is zoomed in. 0 - 20. Default: 10
--cells number
Number of cells (i.e. control points) in width/height in powers of two. 4 - 8. Default: 4
--cellresolution number
Resolution of each cell in powers of two. 4 - 8. Default: 4
--images directory
Cycle through the images in the specified directory.
--texinterval number
Seconds to dwell on each texture. 1 - 3600. Default: 10
--texfadeinterval number
Fade time between subsequent textures, in tenths of second. 1 - 100. Default: 10
--gentexsize number
Resolution of randomly generated textures, in powers of two. 4 - 12. Default: 8
Disables use of vertex/fragment shaders, in case they do not work as expected.


to get the default host and display number.


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Drempels is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.
Drempels is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


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