[PD] gem/fullscreen/linux

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Mon Oct 15 22:25:07 CEST 2007

On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 22:09 +0200, Atte André Jensen wrote:
> Hi
> So I'm having fun playing around with gem. I can already see myself
> using it live soon. However I can't figure out how to start gem
> rendering in fullscreen without showing any gui, including gem window
> border/title bar and mouse.
> The closest I can get is by sending [dimen 1024 768( to [gemwin] before
> creation and starting pd with -nogui. Unfortunately this still shows the
>   title bar of the window, the mouse and my panel at the bottom of the
> screen. This of course looks stupid in a performance...
> An ackward solution could be to create a user in whos .xsession the only 
> thing happening is starting pd with -nogui, but I didn't try that yet 
> since it's ackward and might not even work...
> I'm running debian/linux with openbox and xfce4-panel. Pd and gem are 
> compiled from source and are versions 0.40.3 and 0.90.

have a look at the helpfile of [gemwin].

messages, you probably want to send to [gemwin]:

'fullscreen 1'
'cursor 0'

don't they work for you?


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