Randomized Background [Linux FTW]

Thanks to my old HS pal Eric for this.

Here’s an easy shell script that will randomize your background every time you log in. It requires:

  • The Gnome desktop manager in ubuntu (this may work for other distros, but I haven’t tested it)
  • A single directory that contains a bunch of different background images (pre-sized) and ONLY those images.
  • Access to your “Sessions” settings (under “Preferences”->”Sessions”) — if you can do normal settings changes, you should be able to do this.

First, open up your favorite text editor and create a file in your home directory called “rand_bg.sh” (or whatever you want to call it). Enter this text into it: Continue reading