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3ddeskd(1)			 User Commands			    3ddeskd(1)

       3ddeskd - starts	the daemon for 3D-Desktop, a 3D	desktop	switcher.

       3ddeskd [ OPTIONS ]

       This  is	 the  server  for 3ddesk.  3ddeskd runs	at all times to	reduce
       load time and maintain a	persistent state.  In order for	3ddesk to work
       the  server needs to be running in the background before	you can	go 3D.
       Just run	"3ddeskd" to start it.	Give the --acquire option  to  acquire
       cached  versions	 of  all  your	desktops.  It will cycle thru all your
       desktops/workspaces.  3ddesk activates  the  server  and	 gives	you  a

       You only	need to	start 3ddeskd once.  If	you run	3ddesk and it sees the
       server isn't started it will attempt to start it	for you.

       When you	start 3ddesktop	without	--acquire you will not see the	images
       of  your	 other	desktops.  It can only take a snapshot of your current
       desktop -- so either it must acquire them initially by cycling  through
       all  of	them  or  they will not	show up	until you move from them using
       3ddesktop.  Your	other virtual desktops will show  up  but  only	 after
       you've been to them.

       The  texture  for the current desktop is	acquired when you start	3ddesk
       so once you start 3ddesk	from each virtual desktop  your	 screens  will
       all  show up.  They will	only stay consistent if	you only use 3ddesk to
       switch desktops (if you don't use another pager).  Mess around with  it
       and you will see	how it works.

       3ddeskd accepts the following options:

	      Grab  images  for	 all the desktops by cycling thru (sleep for #
	      millisecs	at each	screen for refresh)

	      Mirror the current desktop image to all the other	desktop	faces.
	      This is a	clever alternative to acquire.

	      The install dir if different than	/usr/share/3ddesktop

       --wm=  Specify  the  Windowmanager type so all the virtual desktops are
	      found correctly.	Available options  are:	 kde2,	kde3,  gnome1,
	      gnome2,  ewmh, fluxbox, windowmaker, enlightenment, sawfishonly,

	      Size of texture for the desktop images (larger for more  detail)
	      in  powers of 2. Default is 1024,	values from 16 to 2048 are ac-

	      Hog the CPU for smoothest	operation

       -v     Verbose/debug information

	      Output version information and exit


       Brad Wasson bard	at

3ddeskd				   June	2005			    3ddeskd(1)


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