Install A-Desk 0.17 On Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat”
a-desk is a script to use video files as a wallpaper. To use this script you need to have Zenity, Mplayer, unrar and rar installed on your system.
To install Zenity and MPlayer open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following line:
sudo apt-get install zenity mplayer unrar rar
When installed download a-desk 0.17 HERE (the file size is about 9.3MB) and extract it to a location you want. When extracted open the adesk-0.17 folder and install xwinwrapcvs.deb or xwinwrap64.deb (depending on your system) by double clicking one of the files. Then run the a-desk.installer file by double clicking on it. Now choose the language and system (32 or 64 bit) of a-desk you want to install. When installed you can start a-desk with a right mouse click on your Desktop then select Scripts -> a-desk. Here you can either select the default animated background (The Atomic City) or select your own video file.
I didn’t have to install xwinwrap, zenity and mplayer because it’s already installed in my system so that’s why i didn’t show the installation process in the video 🙂