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drempels — Hallucinatory desktop enhancer.


drempels [--root/-r] [--maxfps/-x number] [--vsync/-y number] [--dpms/-M number] [--blur/-b number] [--speed/-s number] [--scale/-S number] [--cells/-c number] [--cellresolution/-R number] [--images/-i directory] [--texinterval/-I number] [--texfadeinterval/-f number] [--gentexsize/-g number] [--no-shader/-H]


From Ryan M. Geiss ( "A hallucinatory desktop enhancer - bring your wallpaper to life with graceful, swirling imagery. Runs beautifully as animated wallpaper, or as a screensaver."

Ported to Linux by Tugrul Galatali.



Draw on the root window.

--maxfps number

Set maximum frame rate.

--vsync number

Limit redraws to specified number of vertical refreshes.  0 - 100.  Default: 1

--dpms number

Stop rendering new frames if the display is not on.  0 - 1.  Default: 1

--blur number

Blurring between frames.  0 - 10.  Default: 7

--speed number

Speed of flow, bigger is faster.  0 - 20.  Default: 10

--scale number

Scale of flow, bigger is zoomed in.  0 - 20.  Default: 10

--cells number

Number of cells (i.e. control points) in width/height in powers of two.  4 - 8.  Default: 4

--cellresolution number

Resolution of each cell in powers of two.  4 - 8.  Default: 4

--images directory

Cycle through the images in the specified directory.

--texinterval number

Seconds to dwell on each texture.  1 - 3600.  Default: 10

--texfadeinterval number

Fade time between subsequent textures, in tenths of second.  1 - 100.  Default: 10

--gentexsize number

Resolution of randomly generated textures, in powers of two.  4 - 12.  Default: 8


Disables use of vertex/fragment shaders, in case they do not work as expected.



to get the default host and display number.

See Also



Ryan M. Geiss and Tugrul Galatali <>


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