Hi guys, firstly i've searched google and here for the answer and have come across nothing that gives me a complete fix, i think i am halfway there as you will see below:
FC 4 2.6.14-1
I'm trying to maximise productivity and reduce the amount i have to do manually when logging in, this being said i have a few programs that i want to start up and display in a console when i log in.
As it is i have never had aterm read from the .Xdefaults file (i tried with and without the -ls switch) so therefore i have this command in ~/.fluxbox/startup
aterm -name aterm -title 'FC4 Terminal' -sl 3000 -scrollBar -tr -fg & white -bg black & -bl &
That's fine, does what i want it to. Now i want 3 consoles aligned vertically:
when i login, using the fluxbox remember options would keep placing all the aterms in the same place (as they have the same name/path), so i copied the aterm binary and renamed a few different ones:
snortterm - to run snort to catch any alerts
sshterm - to open a prompt to my server i SSH into
adding the above into seperate commands in the startup file works too (they also all have their own entry into ~/.fluxbox/apps for posn etc.). This starts 3 aterms in the positions i want, now they all show the standard prompt.
next i wanted the middle one to show the SSH prompt and the bottom one to show snort alerts. I researched into aterm and saw that using the -e <program> switch starts a console program in the terminal. So i tried putting it in the startup command (pointing to some working shell scripts) , however putting it after the other switches means it doesn't work and putting it before them means all the transparency is gone, which is the problem:
I want to have 3 transparent aterms:
1 - standard prompt
2 - SSH prompt
3 - Snort alerts (running a shell script i wrote)
using the above mentioned startup command or indeed fixing aterm so it reads the .Xdefaults file
Note: i have also tried forwarding commands to the terminal program, it just starts the command in the current terminal then opens another
Any help is much appreciated.