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Old 07-31-2008, 12:27 PM   #1
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Aterm Configuration


Hi,

I am using the latest version of Xubuntu on an old Intel setup, just to have a play around with. I've used Linux in the past so I know the basics.


I downloaded the latest version of Aterm, as I wanted to try customizing it (transparency, window size/position etc.)

So its all installed and I have created the file .Xdefaults in /home/myusername/.Xdefaults which is what it said to do on multiple forums, and I have added the lines into the .Xdefaults file:

Aterm*scrollBar: false
Aterm*loginShell: true
Aterm*transparent: true
Aterm*tintingType: true
Aterm*tinting: #a07040
Aterm*shading: 35
Aterm*title: Terminal
Aterm*iconName: Terminal
Aterm*font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-c-*-iso8859-15
Aterm*geometry: 120x40

However, when I come to load aterm, it doesn't appear to have changed anything, as if its not reading from the .Xdefaults file :S. Have I put the file in the correct place?

Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?


Thanks in advance,
Scott.
 
Old 07-31-2008, 12:42 PM   #2
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If you look at the file you've changed, is it back to how it was or is it still changed? Have you tried rebooting your pc?
 
Old 07-31-2008, 12:44 PM   #3
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yeah the file is changed. And yeah ive tried restarting but still the same.

Scott
 
Old 07-31-2008, 12:59 PM   #4
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From what I can understand from this tutorial you need to start aterm with the following command:
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aterm -ls
But I am not so sure. Tell me if you succeeded.
 
Old 07-31-2008, 01:05 PM   #5
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Nope, still doesn't change anything, just loads the standard looking aterm.

If I type:

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aterm -name aterm -title 'Gentoo Terminal' -sl 3000 -tr +sb -sr -si -sk -bg black -shading 60 -fade 90 -tn xterm
-fn -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-c-*-iso8859-2
-g 130x50+20-0 -fg \#cecece
It loads it up with all those settings fine. But people say to make this permanent every time you load aterm, you need to create the .Xdefaults file, so I just don't understand why its not referring to the file.


Scott.
 
Old 07-31-2008, 01:34 PM   #6
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How do you load aterm? Can't you just alter the aterm command in the icon/menu shortcut by adding all of these options so that everytime you click on it it will then lead the modified aterm?
 
Old 07-31-2008, 01:37 PM   #7
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AHA! Sorted it!. That was so simple, but something I wouldn't have worked out unless I read it like I just did.

For anyone else who has this problem, before any of the changes can be seen you have to type:

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xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults or xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults


Thanks for your answers though , its much appreciated.
Scott.
 
  


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