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Old 11-04-2004, 03:40 PM   #1
Gamezace
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Help configuring fluxbox


I'm fairly new to the linux scene and am looking to move to fluxbox as a window manager. I have it installed, and have been tinkering with it, but a lot of it seems pretty hard to figure out. After reading through documention and hints/tips/etc...I still need a little guiding on how to pull some things off.

I've been looking at screenshots like these:

http://www.fluxbox.org/zoom.php?shot...ro_fluxbox.jpg

http://www.fluxbox.org/zoom.php?shot...es_fluxbox.jpg

and trying to work through things. I would really like to be able to get things like the fully transparent and border-less terminals and such that are present in those screenshots. Also, what about the things like icons menu seperations in the flux-menu (second screenshot).

Is there anywhere I can go to read a tutorial on how to do this sort of thing? Does a tutorial even exist? Or am I stuck fighting my way through this?

I suppose what I'm looking for is a Fluxbox version of "This is how I do it all," heh.

Thanks in advance for the help!
 
Old 11-04-2004, 05:24 PM   #2
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i use Eterm and aterm, and both allow me to go transparent and borderless. eterm has a config file you can change around, and for aterm, i created an .Xdefaults file in my home directory that aterm and xterm uses, this is my .Xdefaults file which gives me transparency, but i kept the borders on aterm:

aterm*cursorColor:blue
aterm*colorMode:true
aterm*pointerColor:yellow
aterm*pointerColor2:yellow
aterm*borderWidth:0
aterm*tinting:#ffffff
aterm*loginShell:true
aterm*transparent:true
aterm*shading:80
aterm*background:white
aterm*foreground:light blue
aterm*scrollBar:false
aterm*fade: 60
!aterm*font: 9x15
aterm*font: 8x13
aterm*saveLines:4500
aterm*geometry:85x30
aterm*truetintingType:True
!
! colors
!
aterm*color0:rgb:00/00/00
aterm*color1:rgb:cc/66/66
aterm*color2:rgb:66/cc/66
aterm*color3:rgb:cc/cc/66
aterm*color4:rgb:66/66/cc
aterm*color5:rgb:cc/66/cc
aterm*color6:rgb:66/cc/cc
aterm*color7:rgb:cc/cc/cc
aterm*color8:rgb:63/33/33
aterm*color9:rgb:ff/99/99
aterm*color10:rgb:99/ff/99
aterm*color11:rgb:ff/ff/99
aterm*color12:rgb:99/99/ff
aterm*color13:rgb:ff/99/ff

xterm*cursorColor:blue
xterm*colorMode:true
xterm*pointerColor:yellow
xterm*pointerColor2:yellow
xterm*borderWidth:0
xterm*tinting:#ffffff
xterm*loginShell:true
xterm*transparent:true
xterm*shading:80
xterm*background:#dcdcdc
xterm*foreground:#800000
xterm*scrollBar:false
xterm*fade: 60
!xterm*font: 9x15
xterm*font: 8x13
xterm*saveLines:4500
xterm*geometry:85x30
xterm*truetintingType:True
!
! colors
!
xterm*color0:rgb:00/00/00
xterm*color1:rgb:cc/66/66
xterm*color2:rgb:66/cc/66
xterm*color3:rgb:cc/cc/66
xterm*color4:rgb:66/66/cc
xterm*color5:rgb:cc/66/cc
xterm*color6:rgb:66/cc/cc
xterm*color7:rgb:cc/cc/cc
xterm*color8:rgb:63/33/33
xterm*color9:rgb:ff/99/99
xterm*color10:rgb:99/ff/99
xterm*color11:rgb:ff/ff/99
xterm*color12:rgb:99/99/ff
xterm*color13:rgb:ff/99/ff
xterm*color14:rgb:99/ff/ff
xterm*color15:rgb:ff/ff/ff

you can make your menu transparency by adjusting the:

session.screen0.menuAlpha: 160

line in your ~/.fluxbox/init file. 0 is total transparency, 255 is solid, i think. mine is set for 160 which is a nice medium...

you can add separators to your menu by typing

[separator]

between the programs you want to separate...

i'm not sure how he got the icons in there...it might be fbdesk from fluxbox, but i've never used it...

soooo...basically you need aterm, Eterm and a little patience and playing around with them.

Last edited by detpenguin; 11-04-2004 at 05:52 PM.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 10:13 PM   #3
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Well, my friend and I have been fighting through this...and we are slowly learning how to do a lot of stuff with it. We managed to pull off borderless, scrollless, transparent ETerm windows (as seen in the screenshots), as well as the IRC transparency. Menu transparency we have down as well. Your method is much different than ours however. We edited the chosen style to start Eterm and such with certain variables...your way makes a lot more sense though. I'll definitly begin toying around with that.

Haha, by the time we are done we will be able to write the fluxbox tutorial :-P.

Anyone have any other hints/tips/how to's - icons in the menu...anyone?
 
Old 11-05-2004, 12:26 PM   #4
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icons in menu
 
Old 11-05-2004, 01:57 PM   #5
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Amazing- thanks for the great link milkshaw.

I'm thinking about writing up a small how-to once this is all through and done for those that come after this. Thanks you all your help!
 
Old 11-05-2004, 05:12 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Gamezace

Haha, by the time we are done we will be able to write the fluxbox tutorial :-P.
that would be a great idea -- you can submit it as a linuxanswer:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/answers.php

 
Old 01-20-2005, 07:59 AM   #7
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I have installed Aterm and CAN use some options but the transparency doesen't work...
 
Old 01-20-2005, 09:28 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by KaZiber
I have installed Aterm and CAN use some options but the transparency doesen't work...


try this

aterm -ls +sb -fg green -tr -tint cyan -sh 50% -sl 1000
 
Old 01-20-2005, 11:19 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by nazmin
try this

aterm -ls +sb -fg green -tr -tint cyan -sh 50% -sl 1000
What i get when i do that is Aterm in a "black box" on the "fluxbox background" and i can't move it or see throug it.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 11:04 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by KaZiber
What i get when i do that is Aterm in a "black box" on the "fluxbox background" and i can't move it or see throug it.
strange... try to remove the aterm package from your system and fresh download from whatever sites and install it.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 05:36 AM   #11
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Quote:
quote:
Originally posted by nazmin
try this

aterm -ls +sb -fg green -tr -tint cyan -sh 50% -sl 1000

What i get when i do that is Aterm in a "black box" on the "fluxbox background" and i can't move it or see throug it.
You must have seen an transparent green tinted term... How did you set your fluxbox background? Try with
Code:
Esetroot -scale /path/to/wallpaper.png
and then type the aterm switches that nazmin said...

P.D.: I have a transparent aterm, at left down corner, mtailing... this at $HOME/.fluxbox/startup:
Code:
aterm -bg black -fg grey50 -borderLess -tr +sh 35 -g 100x10+12+610 &

Last edited by galiza_ceive; 01-21-2005 at 05:38 AM.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 05:17 PM   #12
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Re: Help configuring fluxbox

Quote:
Originally posted by Gamezace
I've been looking at screenshots like these:

http://www.fluxbox.org/zoom.php?shot...es_fluxbox.jpg
[/B]
Does anybody know what program this is in the upper right corner? looks great!

stimpy
 
Old 05-03-2005, 06:05 AM   #13
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