I want to Slide Show Wallpaper in Garuda Qtile

i want make "Variety" work with WM as it works with only DE.
when i launch Variety and apply wallpaper i get "Destop Manager Not Active Error" So i run "pcmanfm --desktop" then it works but I want to make it work without it
(also i am using variety for slideshow wallpaper if there are any alternatives i will do it.
I can use Nitrogen or Feh but they will not slideshow wallpaper)
i am not posting garuda-inxi 'cause i don't think it would be required.

Try adding
run variety &


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that won't work as it requires a destop manager to run unlike nitrogen and feh.

i have added "pcmanfm --destop" command in the auto run script to make Variety work.
i looking for alternate wallpaper slideshow. like feh and nitrogen but they don't slide show

also i want to switch because

like here it completely use the whole workspace to work

which seems like a waste so i want something like nitrogen or feh to have slideshow wallpaper that changes wallpaper for like every 5-6 minutes

Maybe try with feh like here:

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Sorry but that will not work and i tried that again now but it still doesn't work.
i know the reason why because qtile is a WM and variety works on a DE and i have ready solved that problem by putting pcmanfm --destop in the auto start script.
the problem with 'pcmanfm --destop' is it makes the workplace ugle and wastes a workplace.

the workplace looks like this which wastes a workplace.

So i just need a slide show wallpaper replacement for Variety. Like Nitrogen or Feh that can Slide Show Wallpaper.

Maybe i should change the title to "how to slideshow wallpaper in Garuda Qtile"

Hi @nimizu ,
I reset your post history, the formatting of the garuda-inxi output was not correct. For some unknown reason, this post cannot be edited otherwise by the moderators.

Here, with the correct formatting, does not take up so much space :slight_smile:

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Maybe i should repost it

Umm... Sorry i am unable to delete it or edit my post something is wrong with my post

This one I can edit :grin: SGS

Yeah, some forum software faults.
The inxi is there, so, no problem.

BTW, I also use a WM, and see my desktop for a few seconds at most.
Why do you need a slideshow there :wink: ?

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Disclaimer: I'm not using QTile and I don't really know.

That said, is this of any use?
python - Change wallpaper every 10 minutes on Qtile - Unix & Linux Stack Exchange


To see my waifu collection lol :grin:


yep a bit, is there any command within feh or nitrogen to do the same.
when i was using arch with qtile i didn't use login manager and add nitrogen --set-zoom-fill --random /home/nihu/Pictures/k/ --save & this line to .xinitrc but it only sets wallpaper if i relogin, power on or reboot.
i need something that periodically launches this command

i think i found the solution at Wallpaper Slideshow With Nitrogen - Ubuntu Openbox

it needs some 'cron service' to be enabled

but i get the error

sudo systemctl start cron
Failed to start cron.service: Unit cron.service not found

After the last comment, I was also thinking of some "old school" job of that kind.
The current alternative to cron would be a systemd timer, but I think it's overkill for this task.
A simple python script like the one above can do, it should also be relatively easy to adapt to your needs in case it's not exactly what you are looking for.

Now that I think of it, azote. I think that is used on Sway, I seen the name before.

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thankyou all for the help
thnx :smile:

Scrap that, it looks like there's no slideshow in azote.


Install cronie?

I found no settings for slideshow in azote, used in Garuda i3wm. Like I said, noone need a slideshow in wm's :grin:


Personally, I agree. Mine is that noisy gray stuff, since last year.