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Old 03-14-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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Just so I understand, I thought that when they talke transparent, that you can actually see the terminals and whatever is loaded behind the screen you are looking at. Am I correct or incorrect. The script I am using is aterm -bg black -fg white -tr -sh 90 -g -85X40
Someone, please set me straight. Right now, I cannot see the terminals behind each screen.
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Steve
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:09 PM   #2
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As far as I know, you will see your background image. Programs behind aterm won't be visible (someone prove me wrong, please). I start mine with:

aterm -tr -sh 90 -fg green

Perhaps you should not use bg(?).

Good luck!
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:22 PM   #3
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Smile

I have done some reading and I do believe you are right, but how can I put an image in the background. That would be really cool. Please help out a novice who is learning.
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Old 03-14-2004, 06:36 PM   #4
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Cool mate!.

Well, I don't use background image on the terminal anymore. I thought it was kinda slow. At that time, I believe, you had to use an ".xpm image. If you have gimp installed, open the image you want to use as desktop for your aterm, save as .xpm, then do:

aterm -pixmap <path to your image.xpm>

maybe you could use jpg or png today.. I really don't know

Good luck!
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:38 PM   #5
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yeah, I am gonna try to do jpg and see what happens, would be cool to try. Do you by chance know how I can get my cd-rw to show up. It never showed up from the install.
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Old 03-14-2004, 06:42 PM   #6
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My pleasure I hope you can get it to work though. About the CD-R, hmmmm, good question, it should be at least detected during the installation process. Which distro are you using? Could you please post here your /etc/fstab file? Usually they are mounted at /cdrom2 or /mnt/cdrom2, it really depends of the distro and where you want to mount it
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:45 PM   #7
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ok, I also need info for two things. First, I tried installing the pixmap file I created and it says something to the effect bad option "home/sellsw1711/cyber10.xpm. What is the proper syntax. Secondly, I would like to make the actual background of the screen this xpm. Can you help me out and give me the insight I need.
thanks,
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Old 03-14-2004, 06:47 PM   #8
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well, should I manually add it, I just learned how to edit the fstab. I can do it if I have to. It is amazing what you learn when you install slack on a computer. It forces you to somewhat master the tasks you need to get things done on your computer. Give me 3 months and I will be dangerous.
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Old 03-14-2004, 06:57 PM   #9
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Hmmmm, I've just tried:

aterm -pixmap /home/spike/images/testing2.xpm

and it worked. Maybe you've to compile aterm with support for that(?). Although, I don't remember doing anything special when I've compiled mine on Slack, but it was long ago .

About your CD-rom, could you please copy and paste the file here? Here is mine for reference:

Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <device> <mount point>   <type>   <options>                    <dump> <pass>
/dev/hda4  /               reiserfs defaults                     0      1     
/dev/hda1  /mnt/fat-c      vfat     uid=500,gid=500,umask=000,exec,dev,suid,rw 1 0
/dev/hda2  /mnt/fat-d      vfat     uid=500,gid=500,umask=000,exec,dev,suid,rw 1 0
/dev/hda3  none            swap     sw                           0      0     
proc       /proc           proc     defaults                     0      0     
/dev/fd0   /floppy         vfat,auto defaults,user,noauto         0      0     
usbfs      /proc/bus/usb   usbfs    rw,devmode=0660,devgid=432   0      0     
/dev/hdd  /cdrom  udf,iso9660  defaults,user,noauto,ro  0  0
/dev/scd0  /cdrom1  udf,iso9660  defaults,user,noauto,ro  0  0
So, my dvd is the device hdd mounted at /cdrom and my cd-burner is mounted at /cdrom1, for example
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:59 PM   #10
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Basically, if you know what your CD-r device is (/dev/hdd, /dev/hdc), make a directory (mkdir /mnt/cdrom1, for example) and mount it at fstab:

/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 defaults,user,noauto,ro 0 0
 
Old 03-14-2004, 07:07 PM   #11
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well, I am on another comptuer, so hold on a sec
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda2 /home ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda1 /fat-c vfat defaults 1 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 auto, user, ro 1 0
/dev/fdo /mnt/floppy auto noauto, owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5, mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
Try that one of for size. I will have to look to see if there are some special configs for xpm and I was wondering if you know the script to change the background in flux.
Thanks,
Steve
 
Old 03-14-2004, 07:14 PM   #12
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Hmmmm, that would be more your call . I mean, If you have two Cdroms (one DVD and one CD-r like me) and you've set the DVD as master and is /dev/cdrom, then maybe your CD-r is slave and is the device located at /mnt/cdrom1. This is just a wild guess, you know your computer better then I do . The follow steps should work:
  • make a mount point: mkdir /mnt/cdrom1
  • mount your CD-R at fstab, here guessed as /dev/cdrom1: /dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 defaults,user,noauto,ro 0 0
  • either reboot or mount it manually: mount /dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1

About Fluxbox, sorry, I used blackbox and xfce only

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Old 03-14-2004, 07:28 PM   #13
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There is no background manager in slack. It is all manaual. I need help in getting this thing changed. It will look cool when I do though, using it with aterm.
Do you have any idea?
Thanks,
Steve
 
  


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