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Old 01-16-2012, 02:02 AM   #1
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Set terminal as Desktop Background in Backtrack 5


hello , i recently installed backtrack 5 and just wanted to set and fix terminal as desktop background . means i want to directly use terminal on desktop .
i dont want to open terminal as a application . fix it in place of desktop wallpaper .
hope u understand !
waiting .
 
Old 01-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #2
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Have you tried changing the default run level to 3 ?
 
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:56 PM   #3
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Have you tried changing the default run level to 3 ?
Backtrack is based on Ubuntu and therefore doesn't use any other runlevels than 2.

To the OP: I don't know how to do that, but may be you are interested in something like guake, yakuake or tilda. Just make a web search for them and have a look at the screenshots.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 03:17 AM   #4
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i don't know about backtrack but as far as i know in any linux distro cntrl+alt+f1 till f6 should take you to six different text mode logins.
In ubuntu you can change default login to text mode by passing the string "text" in the boot arguments :

http://tuxthink.blogspot.com/2010/08...untu-1004.html
 
Old 01-17-2012, 03:24 AM   #5
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Try the following and please let me know whether this fixed your need.

http://screenlets.org/index.php/Terminal

For gnome you can try the following also

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...?content=74844
 
Old 01-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #6
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Hello , Sorry for replying late .

I am just a beginner so i dont know much about level 3 !
And i googled for guake, yakuake or tilda , they are just applications . they are beautiful but i was asking for something like Hamerins told . But that doesn't work at all . (As i think)

I tried this post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202249 and used devilspie . But that doesn't work at all !

BTW i am using backtrack 5R1 gnome version . And my desktop effects are working so i am sure my graphics cards are supporting me in case of my question needs them .


Take a look what i want :
http://eglug.org/files/images/deskto...uz.preview.png
http://enli.co.cc/wp-content/uploads...background.jpg


However temporary i am using "Terminator" after customization .

thanks for replying , waiting .

Last edited by unkn(0)wn; 01-19-2012 at 03:32 PM.
 
Old 01-19-2012, 03:35 PM   #7
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I just found this, it is a nice tutorial with video.

By the way, if you are new to Linux, why are you running a distro for experts in network security, like Backtrack?
 
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #8
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I just found this, it is a nice tutorial with video.

By the way, if you are new to Linux, why are you running a distro for experts in network security, like Backtrack?
backtrack isnt only for experts-but it is designed for people who have a keen interest in security and pen testing whether they are just getting started or those who are profesional pen testers.
the sharpest difficulty for linux newbies with backtrack is that the majority of its programs are command line based,and if memory is correct [which it may not be as it has been a long time since installing BT on mine] there is not a package manager installed by default and it does need xorg configuring-all unlike beginner friendly distros,anyone new to linux who can genuinely work their way through a distro like BT and not give up is a clever sod indeed.


as for the original topic,have never seen a wallpaper/terminal integration and at first glance it looks very interesting,what are the main benefits from it as opposed to just clicking the terminal up?

there woud be a downside to it if its a cat filled household,just imagine being logged in as root,along comes fluffy/marmaduke/tiddles; fed up that their human slave has not fed them yet another meal so they decide to walk across the keyboard...and fdisk the hard drive.
 
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:22 AM   #9
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Another solution you can try out is to make the background of your terminal transparent by editing the profile.
 
Old 01-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #10
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I just found this, it is a nice tutorial with video.
Thanks TobiSGD , i already tried that tutorial before posting my problem here , that doesn't work for me .

yes i agree with "Aut/Geek". I am newbie , and i already used ubuntu and having knowledge of some other distributions of linux. But because i am a student and having heavy interest in network security thus i preferred BackTrack OS . And also i prefer to do maximum of my work through terminal instead of using applications, which i think is a good start. ?

And about my question , i found my temp. solution ,
I used "terminator".
Customized it so it covered my desktop.
And placed it on StartUp.

Well, thanks all of you for your helps.
 
Old 06-25-2012, 12:49 AM   #11
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Hello All,

Try out Tilda. it is easy to configure and it is available in backtrack 5r2 repo.

http://tilda.sourceforge.net/tildashots.php

Presently i am using tilda as my background terminal in backtrack 5r2

Also dont forget to add tilda to the startup and xinitrc
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