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Old 01-11-2003, 08:06 PM   #1
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How do i make my linux look "cool"


How do i disable rezising and moving of the terminal screen and have it embedded to the background? like its always up and in the background as a part of the background. Not sure if i'm pharsing my question well. But any well would be appreciated, thanks
 
Old 01-11-2003, 08:07 PM   #2
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Or any fancy tip for making gnome look alittle better would be appreciated as well. BTW using redhat 8.0
 
Old 01-11-2003, 08:09 PM   #3
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Try using something like eterm or aterm as your terminal, they have things like transparency built into them.

Another option is if you only want info, and not the ability to type into this terminal, look into root-tail instead, over at www.freshmeat.net

Cool
 
Old 01-12-2003, 10:50 AM   #4
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The gnome-terminal also supports transparency. Although it's not quite as good as eterm and friends.

To enable transparency in gnome-terminal:

1. Open a terminal.
2. Click the edit -> current profile menu.
3. Click the Effects tab.
4. Choose Transparent background and adjust the shade transparent or image background until it suits you.

Mike
 
Old 01-12-2003, 11:08 AM   #5
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The only problem I have with transparent terminals is that I can't see one of the file colors very well against most backgrounds. Grey, white, and black are exceptions.
 
Old 01-12-2003, 11:14 AM   #6
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I would have to agree. I played with transparency for a while and thought it was cool But, you had to have the right background to be able to see everything. I finally gave up and went back to a plain old terminal.

Mike
 
Old 01-12-2003, 12:40 PM   #7
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is it not possible to change the colours assigned to the different file types? At the moment i cant see the blue ones very well . transparency is very cool though .
 
Old 01-12-2003, 12:54 PM   #8
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root-tail?

usage:
root-tail -g 80x25+100+50 /var/log/messages
 
Old 01-12-2003, 01:07 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by charlie123
is it not possible to change the colours assigned to the different file types? At the moment i cant see the blue ones very well . transparency is very cool though .
You can, in every window manager. Which one do you use?
 
Old 01-12-2003, 01:16 PM   #10
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its ok i found /etc/DIR_COLORS and in there you can assign what colours you want displayed in the terminal to represent files, directories etc. thanks anyway.
 
Old 01-13-2003, 03:01 AM   #11
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blackbox

coolest looking desktop bar none
 
Old 01-13-2003, 07:53 AM   #12
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blackbox
http://www.deadmule.com/images/tmp/screenshotblah.jpg

openbox
http://www.deadmule.com/images/tmp/OpenBox.png

i prefer openbox, as does my wife, because of the anti alias fonts option.
 
Old 01-13-2003, 09:55 AM   #13
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All I have to say is WOW.

But how do I use, say Blackbox?

newbie me
 
Old 01-13-2003, 02:30 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mara
You can, in every window manager. Which one do you use?
thanks for reply
(i am referring to the colours/colors displayed in the terminal)
ok i edited /etc/DIR_COLORS according to the instructions in the file, but it did not work.
i am using redhat 8.0, KDE 3, and i use konsole as my terminal. when i do ls the different file types (executable, links, directories etc etc) all print in different colours/colors but some are inconvieniant cos i like to use transparency. i was hoping to change executables to bold red, and directories to black with white background.

does anyone know how i can do this? or at least point me in the direction of the correct config file.

thanks
 
Old 01-13-2003, 04:48 PM   #15
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You can also use root-tail (already mentioned by MasterC) or colortail which is the color coded cousin of root-tail, although many prefer root-tail over colortail.
For colors, isn't it /etc/DIR_COLORS? Or perhaps /etc/profile, or some script in /etc/profile.d? Or maybe ~/.bashrc, or ~/.bash_profile.
I also think this is dependent on what distro you use, all of them like to mess with bash in different ways, so i suggest you try to find some distro related docs on this issue, or just grep the hell out of all the files that control bash.
Good luck
-NSKL
 
  


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