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Slide show on HP-UX

Gary Cooper_1
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Slide show on HP-UX

What I'm looking for is a way to mimic the MS Windows slide show screensaver on HP-UX, whereby the screen saver can cycle through the files in a specified directory and display them on the screen (either some sort of graphics file format or a PowerPoint file).

Ideally I'd be able to configure the location of the files on a per user basis.

Thanks,

Gary
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Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: Slide show on HP-UX

Hi Gary,
Your question , I believe depends on what interface you use , OR which version of HP-UX you have.
if you use CDE supported graphics manager maybe you have to focus on CDE software. OR if you use HP-UX 11iv3 with SIM via WEB supported go and find some adds 0n for SIM OR SMH software.
By the way did you try MobaXterm ? it is a good free of charge Xmanager software maybe you find a way when you check it in details ,who knows ?
Gary Cooper_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Slide show on HP-UX

Hi Hakki,

We're using CDE. Currently on HP-UX 11.11 but soon will be 11.31.

Thanks,

Gary
Torsten.
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Re: Slide show on HP-UX

Do you want to work or watch screensaver pictures?

;-)


Most hp-ux systems (except graphics workstations) have very poor VGA performance, so you keep a system very busy by using such thing! Keep this in mind!

Hope this helps!
Regards
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Gary Cooper_1
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Re: Slide show on HP-UX

Hi Torsten,

The idea is to display key corporate messages (e.g. HSE and Quality values) to terminals scattered around our production area. Hopefully with the terminals being thin clients, it won't load the HP-UX boxes too much, but you are right it is something we need to keep an eye on.

Regards,

Gary
Torsten.
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Re: Slide show on HP-UX

For a thin client you need probably a local X-server or you use a screensaver directly on the client OS.
This will depend on the client itself.

Hope this helps!
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Gary Cooper_1
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Re: Slide show on HP-UX

The clients are NCD NC900s which are acting as X-terminals, i.e. using CDE.

Regards,

Gary
Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: Slide show on HP-UX

Hi,
apart from slide show screensaver, CDE has already choice of screen savers in style manager,
However, these take up CPU time on the system as already stated here.

http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~psgendb/cde/desktop.html
dirk dierickx
Honored Contributor

Re: Slide show on HP-UX

you can't just use xscreensaver? one of them in the package does just what you want, it displays images from a directory.
Gary Cooper_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Slide show on HP-UX

Hi Dirk,

Gorrr... I was so excited when you said that!!!

Unfortunately I don't seem to have xscreensaver on any of my systems.

Assuming you do, you don't happen to know where it came from do you?

Thanks,

Gary
V. Nyga
Honored Contributor

Re: Slide show on HP-UX

Hi,

why don't just google it, foe example:
http://www.klografx.net/qiv/index2.html
http://jalbum.macosxsupport.com/
http://www.shareup.com/PowerPoint_Slide_Show_Converter-download-47762.html
...

Maybe this also have some useful software:
http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/

HTH
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Gary Cooper_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Slide show on HP-UX

Hi Dirk,

Have downloaded Xscreensaver and am trying to get it working at the moment. Any chance you could let me know what you've got in your /etc/pam.conf for xscreensaver?

Thanks,

Gary
Alex Glennie
Honored Contributor

Re: Slide show on HP-UX

Hi Gary,

Some thoughts .......

a) maybe worth looking at xwd / xwud

Xwd is an X Window System window dumping utility. Xwd allows X users
to store window images in a specially formatted dump file. This file
can then be read by various other X utilities for redisplay, printing,
editing, formatting, archiving, image processing, etc.

b) HP's port of gnome 1.4 ... would come with additional bells and whistles including xscreensaver. Depots were available for 11.11 and 11.23 I probably have copies.

c) have a read of http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=952887

HTH
Gary Cooper_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Slide show on HP-UX

Hi Alex!!!

Long time, no hear.

I'll check into your suggestions.

...also catch you outside of these forums..

Good to hear you're alive and kicking!

Cheers,

Gary
Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: Slide show on HP-UX

Hi,
Did you happen to see this;
http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/download.html
Gary Cooper_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Slide show on HP-UX

Hi Guys,

Started having a look at xscreensaver, but when I downloaded all of the dependant libraries, it came to 750Mb which scared me off somewhat (admitedly that was for both pa-risc and Itanium platforms).

I think I migh have a look at trying to do this with a Perl program.

Cheers,

Gary