Xorg: How to change background?

illoai at gmail.com illoai at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 13:54:01 PST 2006

On 11/29/06, Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote:
> a at zeos.net writes:
> > Can Xorg show another background than grey grid, for example black screen?
> Sure.  Try "xsetroot(1)".

Also try installing graphics/xv (xv -root -quit image_file.png)
Or installing x11/eterm will give you the Esetroot command,
And installing x11-wm/blackbox will give you the bsetroot
Probably there are dozens or scores of other ways (firefox
tells me it has the capability, though I have not tried it) but
xsetroot is a good start, and has the advantage of coming
with the xorg 6.9 distribution.


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