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Old 08-27-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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Transparent terminal in background


Does anyone know what program(s) i need to have the output of a terminal actually as part of the desktop background. I'm not talking about transparent terminal windows.... i've seen actual terminal outputs as part of the desktop background as it scrolls through code etc... looks cool. anyone, any ideas?

i have superkaramba but have not seen any themes which do this....

heres a link to a screen shot....

http://www.lynucs.org/index.php?scre...effd4&p=screen

they say they use eterm in this one but i can see how they integrated it into the background
 
Old 08-27-2004, 02:02 PM   #2
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Take a look at:
http://www.freebsdhowtos.com/70.html
 
Old 08-27-2004, 02:02 PM   #3
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Which Window Manager are you using?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 02:58 PM   #4
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The description on the bottom of the page says it is Eterm. I personally like to use aterm, but both support transparent windows.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 03:52 PM   #5
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Am using KDE 3.2 at the mo....
 
Old 08-27-2004, 06:42 PM   #6
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Re: Transparent terminal in background

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Originally posted by Maverick1182
I'm not talking about transparent terminal windows.... i've seen actual terminal outputs as part of the desktop background as it scrolls through code etc... looks cool. anyone, any ideas?
It is a Transparent terminal window.

Download eterm and then start it with....

Code:
Eterm -O --buttonbar no --scrollbar no -x -f white -g 125x50+0+0 --font2
Reading the man page will tell you what all those options do.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 03:13 AM   #7
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Excellent, exactly what i wanted to know.... cheers guys!


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Old 08-28-2004, 03:46 AM   #8
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you might also be interested in this:
http://www.goof.com/pcg/marc/root-tail.html
 
Old 08-28-2004, 04:58 AM   #9
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Can i ask you guys a quick question? i cant seem to get cut and paste to work on either Eterm or Konsole.... i have to actually use the menu bar and click cut or paste..... the ctrl+c/v options dont work......this is annoying especially in the transparent Eterm where there is no menu bar! is there any way to turn this on? also if i cant cut and paste does anyone know how i can at least save any text output to a file ? i heard something to do with pipes but am a newbie
 
Old 08-28-2004, 07:14 AM   #10
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If your mouse has a mouse wheel try clicking the middle button, if it doesn't turn on 3 button emulation(ie you click both buttons to represent a click on the 3rd button)
To save output you use '>' to redirect the output to a file, eg
Code:
ls > myfilelist
 
Old 08-28-2004, 08:14 AM   #11
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Can anyone tell me what the player is in the bottom corner of that 1st screenshot, i have seen it a few times but cant seem to find what it is.
TIA
R0UTE
 
Old 08-28-2004, 08:23 AM   #12
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MPlayer with CornerMP skin
 
Old 08-29-2004, 05:44 AM   #13
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Hmmm, all i get when i middle click is pasting the last thing i copied into the terminal window. Is there something i'm doing wrong?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 06:19 AM   #14
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when you copy, don't use ctrl-c, instead just highlight the portion of the text you want to copy, these text gets stored in the buffer you can then middle click to paste.

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Old 08-29-2004, 09:08 AM   #15
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Wow, you're right! Cool feature.....! Cheers for the help!
 
  


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