geodesicgears - Man Page

gears on the surface of a sphere.


geodesicgears [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-timeout number] [-labels] [-numbers] [-wireframe] [-wander] [-no-spin] [-fps]


A set of meshed gears arranged on the surface of a sphere.  


-visual visual

Specify which visual to use.  Legal values are the name of a visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.


Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.


Draw on the root window.

-delay number

Per-frame delay, in microseconds.  Default: 30000 (0.03 seconds).

-timeout number

Duration before switching to a new model.  5 - 120 seconds.  Default: 20.

-labels | -no-labels

Whether to show the number of gears and teeth.  Default: no.

-numbers | -no-numbers

Whether to label the gears with ID numbers.  Default: no.

-wireframe | -no-wireframe

Render in wireframe instead of solid.

-wander | -no-wander

Whether the object should wander around the screen.

-spin | -no-spin

Whether the object should spin.

-fps | -no-fps

Whether to show a frames-per-second display at the bottom of the screen.



to get the default host and display number.


to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1), geodesic(6x), pinion(6x)


Jamie Zawinski.


6.04-1.fc37.1 (23-Jul-2022) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual