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First off, I used to have Slackware v10.1 installed on my machine, but the other day I formatted and installed v10.2. I did a full install of packages.
I can't get my terminals to cooperate for anything. When I had Slackware V10.1, my Fluxbox menu (by default) had about 5 terminals emulators listed that I could choose from. This one only has two: rxvt and xterm. I was pretty sure that the one I used on my old machine was xterm, but it's not working like the other one would. On my old machine, I could right click on the terminal window and go to options and then select all kinds of different options, such as what the title was, make the background transparent, change the font, all that good stuff. On this one, if I right click on the window, nothing comes up, it just sits there, and my right mouse button is working correctly because I can bring up my fluxbox menu just fine. Once I found out that the right-click didn't work with xterm, I went to rxvt - same thing there. I then proceeded to download and install aterm and eterm - both to no avail. I decided to run Konsole and see if maybe that was the one I used to use, but it wasn't. Any help with what terminal I might have been using or how to get one of my current ones working like I want to would be great.
Also, I have looked at some screenshots of the gnome-terminal and I believe that it may be the one I used to use. I downloaded two different versions of the gnome-terminal, v2.11.3 and v2.13.90. For both of them, I unpacked the .tar files (tar.gz to be exact) and then proceeded to run the ./configure option. From what I can tell, the configuration went through and finished it's business just fine, but when I go to type "make", it tells me "make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop." Any ideas?
Without seeing the configure output, it would be hard to guess. But I'd suspect there are slackpack'd .tgz for gnome-terminal that you could use.
As for your terminal issue, it reads to me like eterm/aterm, but you said 'to no avail' and I'm not sure if that means you couldn't install them, or they didn't do what you wanted them to. If you can do a pseudo install of your 10.1 you may be able to find which one it was, but more importantly, if there were any tricks behind the scenes (the terminal launched with options that gave it the control you want) in .fluxbox/menu
Oh, sorry, I guess my wording was kind of confusing. When I said "to no avail", I meant that I got them installed and everything just fine, but they didn't work like I wanted them to. I also know for a fact that there were no extra command line options in the .fluxbox/menu file on my old Slackware. I will look and see if there is a gnome-terminal package on my slackware cd, but I chose the full install so if there was I should have gotten it.
Edit: I'm reluctant to use gnome-terminal because I don't want it to have to borrow out of the gnome bin for resources. I'm almost positive that xterm is what I used to use, but that menu won't come up like it used to.
Last edited by mirabile dictu; 02-08-2006 at 03:07 PM.
My point was that it could be used if the functionality was missing.
Take a look at the Dropline Gnome files and see what Gnome-terminal requires.
Besides, the Xfce Terminal does pretty much what you described - and it is nice. Also, there is Tilda.
Okay, if I were to use xterm, how do I get it to have a transparent background? That's all I really want, and the ability to change the font color so as to make it visible on my background when it's transparent.