xteevee - Simulate various TV problems
xteevee [-display host:display.screen] [-window] [-root] [-install]
[-visual visual] [-cycle] [-no-cycle] [-static] [-no-static] [-roll]
[-no-roll] [-bars] [-no-bars]
xteevee simulates various television problems, fondly re-creating the
days when computers were fun and I spent my time with an Atari 400
hooked up to a black-and-white TV I found in someone’s trash.
When run, xteevee picks a mode to display from the available options.
If modes are explicitly set on the command-line, they over-ride the
implicit options and will be choosen among exclusively. If modes are
explicitly excluded from the command-line, the they are simply removed
The image that it manipulates will be grabbed from the portion of the
screen underlying the window, or from the system’s video input, or from
a random file on disk, as indicated by the grabDesktopImages, grabVide-
oFrames, and chooseRandomImages options in the ~/.xscreensaver file;
see xscreensaver-demo(1) for more details.
See also xanalogtv(1) for a more sophisticated (but more graphics-
intensive) implementation of this concept.
xteevee accepts the following options:
-window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root Draw on the root window.
Install a private colormap for the window.
Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a
visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific
-cycle Cycle through all the available modes. This is the default.
Don’t cycle modes.
-static Explicitly select the "static" mode.
Explicitly forbid the "static" mode.
-roll Explicitly select the "vertical roll" mode.
Explicitly forbid the "vertical roll" mode.
-bars Explicitly select the "color bars" mode.
Explicitly forbid the "color bars" mode.
DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.
to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global
resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.
Notable X resources supported include the following:
static, roll and bars are booleans, defining which modes are to be
implicitly available if xteevee is run without command-line mode selec-
tions. cycle is a boolean, defining if xteevee should cycle through
each available mode or pick one and stick with it. delayMode and
delayBetween are integers, defining how long each mode should be dis-
played and how long the time between them should be if cycle is on.
staticSignal is an integer, defining the strength of the signal during
the "static" mode, as a percentage.
xteevee should simulate more TV problems.
X(1), xanalogtv(1), apple2(1), bsod(1), xscreensaver(1), xscreen-
Copyright © 1999 by Greg Knauss. Permission to use, copy, modify, dis-
tribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose
is hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright notice
appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this per-
mission notice appear in supporting documentation. No representations
are made about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is
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Greg Knauss <email@example.com>, 19-Nov-1999.
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