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CatSC 02-14-2004 06:44 PM

Console in Background
I've been looking at screenshots and found this:
If you look at it you will see that there's a console in background which looks like part of wall paper.
Do you know how I can do that?

sirpelidor 02-14-2004 07:01 PM

that is call the "transparent" option.

depends on what kindda terminal you using (i use xterm)
go to perference (or option) or anything close to that.
on themes, change to transparents. thats it.

Thymox 02-14-2004 08:30 PM

You might want to check out root-tail. That image doesn't look like an intereactive concole but the contents of some log files, which is exactly what root-tail is all about.

adz 02-14-2004 11:21 PM

Not all *terms have that ability. That one in the picture is called "aterm" which is the only one I know of that will do it.

Vlad_M 02-15-2004 07:44 AM

So will gnome-terminal and konsole.

adz 02-15-2004 08:04 AM

Yeah I also discovered that eterm will do it too.

Thymox 02-15-2004 02:40 PM

At the top of the taskbar it shows that Aterm is running. That, however, does not mean that the text-on-background thing (which is what's being asked about) is an aterm. Notice that there is a terminal window open in order to take the screen-shot? That is the aterm. I still recon that the logs scrolling over the background is being done with root-tail. One major thing that is leading me to this conclusion is the fact that the log messages have been colourised showing which entry is from which log... something that I have found very useful in root-tail. Sure, you could do this with a normal transparent terminal, removing all traces of the borders and scrollbar, using the normal tail command and passing it to a colouriser, but surely it's easier to use root-tail?

adz 02-15-2004 08:21 PM

Oh didn't notice that. Silly me.

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