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Date: 30 Apr 1995 00:00:01 EST

  Two SGI employees described two different ways to do this, one for
  folks who don't care about desktop icons and one for folks who do.

  Joel Tesler of SGI <joel@sgi.com> says:

      1) Disable Indigo Magic desktop icons in any of the three ways
         (~/.desktop-<host>/nodesktop, ~/.disableDesktop, or 'chkconfig
         desktop off') described in the previous entry.

      2) Set the resource

         4Dwm*SG_useBackgrounds: false

      3) Run whatever command you like to display the image on the
         background.

  Jon Madison of SGI <jm@indianapolis.sgi.com> says:

      1) cp /usr/lib/X11/system.backgrounds ~/.backgrounds

      2) Read your new ~/.backgrounds file (and 'man background') to see
         how it works, and edit it. Here's an example entry which uses
         'xli' (a free image viewer) to display a GIF image:

         background "Legos"
            command "-execute /usr/local/bin/xli -onroot -fork /usr/people/jm/graphics/pix/lego.gif"
            default "-execute /usr/local/bin/xli -onroot -fork /usr/people/jm/graphics/pix/lego.gif"
            exeok "/usr/local/bin/xli"
            readok "/usr/people/jm/graphics/pix/lego.gif"

      3) Run the 'background' customization panel. (It's in the default
         toolchest. Hey, there's your custom background in the list!

      Backgrounds set up in this way coexist fine with desktop icons.

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