Linux: Active Desktop for Linux Xserver openbox Meteosat Active Desktop Wallpaper Weatherstation

Problem: If you use Linux for your Desktop perhaps you miss the „Active Desktop“ of Windows Internet Explorer to see changed Web Images?

Solution: To show Web Images on your Desktop (xserver) you can use program called feh, you will need NO Browser very good for Meteosat Thin Client use or Debian Linux on a Flash Disk 1GB use. With feh smallest debian install possible no hal and no dbus or consolekit needed.

  • sudo apt-get install feh
  • create a small script at your home folder
    echo ' feh --bg-center http://oiswww.eumetsat.org/IPPS/html/latestImages/EUMETSAT_MSG_RGB-naturalcolor-centralEurope.jpg' > /home/yourname/background.sh
  • edit crontab with crontab -e
  • insert :
    @hourly  Display=:0.0 sh /home/yourname/background.sh > /dev/null 2>&1
  • enjoy current Meteosat Images
Debian Linux Active Desktop with feh
Debian Linux Active Desktop with feh