This tutorial is going to show you an application called LiveWallpaper, it replaces Ubuntu’s boring default wallpaper with a completely Android-style animated OpenGL wallpaper. It used to be a Compiz plugin. For now, it contains 2 live wallpapers: Galaxy and Nexus.
It has a GUI window allows to turn on/off animated background, choose live wallpapers, and configure the wallpaper.
Also there’s an applet indicator:
Install LiveWallper in Ubuntu:
For Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04, hit Ctrl+Alt+T, run following 3 commands into terminal window to install it from LiveWallpaper Daily PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fyrmir/livewallpaper-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install livewallpaper livewallpaper-config livewallpaper-indicator
For Ubuntu 11.10 and 11.04, installl LiveWallpaper plugin for Compiz, then enable it using CompizConfig Settings Manager:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fyrmir/compiz-plugins sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install compiz-plugins-livewallpapers
Once installed, open it from the Unity Dash Home.