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 How to Install LiveWallpaper on Linux Mint 13/ 14 from PPA

What is LiveWallpaper?

LiveWallpaper is a simple application that adds animation to, or even replaces, our static desktop background.


LiveWallpaper can be installed easily on Linux Mint 13 Maya and Linux Mint 14 Nadia by adding its official PPA. To install it, simply open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in it::

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fyrmir/livewallpaper-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install livewallpaper livewallpaper-config livewallpaper-indicator

LiveWallpaper comes with an indicator application too, so you can enable, disable and customize your desktop background quickly.

FYI: LiveWallpaper might use high CPU resource, so if your computer has limited resources, it's not a good idea to install it.

Tags: animated wallpaper, How to, Install, LiveWallpaper, Linux Mint, 14 ,PPA
Created: 4 years ago.
Last edited: 4 years ago.
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4 years ago

Another alternative is xplanetfx  
4 years ago

@telcnas to some degree you are right. But that is our job, to tell the author @Brahim how to make his tutorial better.
In this case the fact that there is no way to determine that the PPA is safe makes the tutorial incomplete as it requires superuser privilege to download and install from a PPA that is potentially unsafe
4 years ago

this tutorial more than "How to Install LiveWallpaper" talks about "How to make a good tutorial".......LOL.... :)

4 years ago

How many wallpapers in the PPA? General desciption of the wallpapers? Are the PPA's reliable, coz using SU is risky if not.. will vote when there is more clarity, neutral for now.  
4 years ago

Now, It is good tutorial. Need more information. still basic info about LiveWallpaper is quite clear.

thanks for update............

now +1
4 years ago

A good alternative to this program is PortalView, the Live Desktop Wallpaper which allows you to enjoy a real-time wallpaper.  
4 years ago

The tutorial is definitely improved but there is still no reference to a website. Only a PPA and that is not my definition of feeling secure. I do not trust anything that requires superuser privilege to install anything from a source that is not verifiable. And quite frankly everyone should be a bit more cautious....  
4 years ago

  • Firstly, it’s not stable, and only a daily-build PPA is available to install from. So expect bugs.

  • Secondly, it will cause an impact on overall system performance. If you’ve got an i7 quad-core processor then this will be minimal. But if you’re on a laptop you’ll want to be cautious about running it.

  • Finally, when Live Wallpaper is running you won’t be able to access or add any links or folders placed on there.

4 years ago

tutorial should touch all aspect of the topic.
for example:
what is LiveWallpaper?
reference site from where we can download.

4 years ago

For this to be a meaningful tutorial please add a section describing livewallpaper and also a reference regarding the ppa.
Adding a section on how to remove the app is also a plus

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