Instal SyncWall on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, Linux Mint

July 12, 2013 — Leave a comment

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to easily install SyncWall wallpaper changer on Ubuntu and Linux Mint via PPA repository.

SyncWall is quite a basic wallpaper changer for Ubuntu Linux. It has the ability to synchronize wallpaper change between several workstations with a basic (and unsecured) client/server protocol. Each workstation must share the same pool of files, there is no FTP or Internet download.



  • Synchronization change between computers
  • Simple multi monitor support
  • Ability to add some special effects (blur,gray,edges, …) to wallpaper before display

To install SyncWall, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Run command to add the ppa repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

2.) If you’ve already install Synaptic Package Manger, open it and click Reload button. Search for and install syncwall.


If not, run this command instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install syncwall


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