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Old 01-25-2004, 08:00 AM   #1
cb951303
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Post Transparent Eterm Issue


I read a lot of thread here about " Eterm's Transparency ". But i still can't get this work.

Here is what's going on :

I set my background using Esetroot ---->

"Esetroot -c /...../xxx.jpg"

Then I ran Eterm ---->

"Eterm --trans -f red -g 80x25+300+300 -T Enigma"

There isn't any errors returning but nothing happens. The background is still opaque and black.

I use Slack 9.1 and i use Eterm 0.9.2 Slackware Package (with all necessary libraries) which is on the Eterm's webpage.

PS:My Fluxbox menus work great with these transparency things.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 08:38 AM   #2
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You can access the Eterm menu using Ctrl+Rightclick. Try that.

I use aterm, it provides a lot of the functionality of Eterm but it is much lighter. Here's my aterm settings from my .Xdefaults:
Code:
aterm*visualBell:true
aterm*loginShell:true
aterm*background:black
aterm*foreground:lightgray
aterm*transparent:true
aterm*shading:50
aterm*font:-windows-profontwindows-medium-r-normal-*-*-110-*-*-c-*-microsoft-cp1252
aterm*boldFont:-windows-profontwindows-medium-r-normal-*-*-110-*-*-c-*-microsoft-cp1252
aterm*saveLines:800
aterm*cursorColor:green
aterm*colorMode:true
aterm*pointerColor:yellow
aterm*pointerColor2:yellow
aterm*borderWidth:1
aterm*truetintingType:true
aterm*fade:80
Håkan
 
Old 01-25-2004, 08:43 AM   #3
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Ctrl+Rightclick isn't working.I don't know why but i think i'm gonna try aterm.

thanx
 
Old 01-25-2004, 10:32 AM   #4
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aterm*fade:80

On my system this doesn't work...I need to use
aterm*fading:80

anther thing I've noticed is .Xdefaults doesn't seem to work if I add other options to an aterm command, 'aterm -name bashrc -e vim ~/.bashrc' for example. the -e part works, but when I use -name, it goes back to a standard white terminal.

On the whole, this saves a lot of long strings of aterm options in my menus =o)
 
Old 01-25-2004, 10:40 AM   #5
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try this

Code:
Eterm --borderless --buttonbar 0 --trans --scrollbar 0 --geometry 80x45+240+60 -f white -c grey
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:37 AM   #6
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Hi there,

i've got exactly the same problem like cb951303.
Using Slackware 9.1, running Eterm with all the necessary options for transparency (after setting the background with Esetroot).

No Transparency.


@shanenin:

That doesn't work either.


Does anybody got any idea how to solve this problem?


greetz
rsgnd
 
Old 01-29-2004, 05:12 AM   #7
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You're probably using a system-wide theme installed with Eterm. Creating a user .Eterm directory with your own configuration files will allow you to set Eterm up any way you want for any number of applications.
Code:
mkdir ~/.Eterm
locate Eterm/themes
cp -r /path/to/Eterm/themes ~/.Eterm
Create a new file called ~/.Eterm/themes/Eterm/user.cfg
Read the Eterm manpage, specifically the configuration section. This will tell you most of what is needed to customize the look of Eterm. Anything you add to user.cfg will override the same settings in the current ~/.Eterm/themes/Eterm/theme.cfg (check out this file for some ideas on how to set it up). You can create as many cfg files as you want, and use them with
Eterm -X configfile.cfg
You could also edit ~/.Eterm/themes/Eterm/theme.cfg instead of making a user.cfg, but I prefer having more options than that.


Some Eterm packages are built poorly...I'm using SuSE9 and found nothing but annoyance with their Eterm package. The only way I was able to get transparency was to remove Eterm and recompile it myself.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 02:40 AM   #8
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@mikshaw

Thanks so much for your fast and useful help!!

I just did what you suggested me to do and it worked out great!

The Slackware-Package seems to be pretty good compared to the one SuSE offers.



thanks
 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:31 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by resigned
The Slackware-Package seems to be pretty good compared to the one SuSE offers.
I agree completely.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 12:34 PM   #10
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could someone please upload their configuration files for eterm.i dont really understand how to write a .cfg file.
also Hakan...i put the options you have in my ~/.Xdefaults and then started up aterm but to no avail...it did not do anything....I still get a term with a white background.
Thanks
 
Old 02-14-2004, 07:25 PM   #11
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man Eterm should give you a good explanation of what goes in a cfg
Also, type "locate Eterm/theme.cfg" to find your default Eterm theme....you can use this as a base for your own cfg. I just deleted mine a little while ago after switching to aterm...it was carried over from Slackware and was causing trouble with my stupid vanilla SuSE eterm package.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 11:20 PM   #12
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s aterm better than eterm?could someone plz clarify?
thx
 
  


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