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Manages the background of a desktop

'chbg' is a simple manager for desktop backgrounds. It can periodicaly exchange your desktop background or generate beautiful background pictures, which can be loaded in ten different modes. It also work as a screensaver (standalone or with xscreensaver) or as an image viewer with thumbnail previews and a slide show option. You can load any picture supported by gdk-imlib1, Imlib2, or gdk-pixbuf.


version 1.5 (stable)
released on 8 August 2001


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Janet Casey

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11 April 2002

Leaders and contributors

Stefan Ondrejicka Maintainer
See the THANKS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

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Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to buildGTK+ libraries version 1.2.x or later
Required to buildX11 libraries (R5 and R6 tested)
Required to buildlibping
Weak prerequisiteImageMagick
Required to build
  • one* (one is required- the other two are optional) of Imlib1 libraries (compiled with or without gdk support)
Required to buildgdk-pixbuf library
Required to buildImlib2 library
Required to buildGLIB libraries 1.2.x or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 8 February 2018.


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