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Old 02-07-2004, 10:19 PM   #16
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Hi, I just compile the aterm and run it. It is a simple terminal without anything, not even menu. So I assume that it is something to do with configuration before compiling. And I look at the congfigure options. There are just too many. Can anyone help me this, provide me a configure command with certain of arguments that can make aterm have all necessary option and function.

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Old 02-07-2004, 10:40 PM   #17
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Menu, it does not have. What sort of configurations are you looking for?. You have to pass the options when you make a call to the terminal. Here are some examples:

aterm -tr -sh 10 -fg green -fn 10x20

that in human language would be = aterm -transparency=on, shading=10, foreground = green, fontsize = 10x20. Indeed, the first command is the one that works, the second explains what it does
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:00 AM   #18
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Originally posted by hw-tph
Oh and the font used in my example above is the superb ProFontWindows, available for Linux, Mac, Windows (and so on) here. It really makes living a lot easier.

One word of caution though - the Truetype (TTF) version *sucks*. Don't use that.


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hey, hw-tph. How to install that font? I have downloaded it already. However I don't know how. I read the readme file, but I don't have the command makefontdir though.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:02 AM   #19
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Eterm is not lightweight, at least not when compared to xterm, rxvt, wterm and aterm - only when compared to Konsole or Gnome-Terminal.

I use aterm. I have a pretty functional setup that I like with all my preferences in my .Xdefaults file. Works beatifully.

.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
Oh, and to do colors and inline URLs in your sig or in posts here you need to use vBcode.


Håkan
Where did you put the .Xdefaults file? I don't have it. And where I can get the full documentation about those setting information.
Thanks

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Old 02-08-2004, 12:03 AM   #20
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Menu, it does not have. What sort of configurations are you looking for?. You have to pass the options when you make a call to the terminal. Here are some examples:

aterm -tr -sh 10 -fg green -fn 10x20

that in human language would be = aterm -transparency=on, shading=10, foreground = green, fontsize = 10x20. Indeed, the first command is the one that works, the second explains what it does
You have to run it every time like this?
I think there must be some other way.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:06 AM   #21
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hi, synaptical
Where did you get the theme like this screenshot?
http://synaptical.dyndns.org/screens/flux_0620.png

I like it so much.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 05:53 AM   #22
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You can simply create a file called .Xdefaults in your home directory. A lot of X applications such as xterm and aterm refer to this file when they start up and read settings from it. If you put your aterm settings in this file you don't need to specify the options on the command line each time you launch an aterm (that does get tiresome after a while!) like others have suggested you do in this thread. Type man aterm for all the available options.

As for installing the font: Unzip the archive and create a directory to hold the fonts. I prefer /usr/local/share/fonts/ for fonts that I install manually by myself. Move the .pcf font files to that directory and run mkfontdir in that directory. This will create a file called fonts.dir which helps X determine the names and features of the fonts.
Now you have several options. If you run a font server such as xfs or (x)fs-xtt you can simply add the path to this directory to the configuration file of the font server (/etc/X11/fs-xtt/config or something) or, if you don't run a font server or want X to access the fonts directly, add the path to your XFree86 configuration file.
Open up your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file (the XFree86 config file) and look for the section called "Files". There will be a number of FontPath entries there already. Just create a new line with the path to our fonts:
Code:
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/microsoft"
        # ....and so on....
	FontPath	"/usr/local/share/fonts/"   # My own PCF fonts
Save the file and restart X (log out and log in again). That should be it!

If the fonts still doesn't show you can pull out a few oldschool X tricks on it to try to determine the problem. Type xset +fp /usr/local/share/fonts followed by xset fp rehash to try to add the fonts to X on the fly. If there is a problem with the fonts or the location, xset will spit out an error message at you.



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Old 02-08-2004, 10:12 PM   #23
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hw-tph, do u know how to set the scrollbar on the right instead of left by default in the .Xdefault file?
And can you add tabs in aterm, that is multiple terminal in its own tab in a single window? How?

And the directory color in aterm is too sharp to read, how to custom the color for directory?

I can use profontwindow in aterm, but I can't use it in some application like gEdit. why?

Sorry for asking you so many questions.
Thank you.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 10:16 PM   #24
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hi, synaptical
Where did you get the theme like this screenshot?
http://synaptical.dyndns.org/screens/flux_0620.png

I like it so much.

http://themes.freshmeat.net/browse/9...erby=&offset=0

thats the page i use to get flux themes ....
i am sure the one in that snapshot is there, and i am sure he can tell you the exact one, but just to have the 'choice', i provide you with that link ;-)
 
Old 02-08-2004, 10:43 PM   #25
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http://themes.freshmeat.net/browse/9...erby=&offset=0

thats the page i use to get flux themes ....
i am sure the one in that snapshot is there, and i am sure he can tell you the exact one, but just to have the 'choice', i provide you with that link ;-)
It's wonderful!
cheers, DrOzz
 
Old 02-08-2004, 10:48 PM   #26
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hi, synaptical
Where did you get the theme like this screenshot?
http://synaptical.dyndns.org/screens/flux_0620.png

I like it so much.
sorry for the delay, ICO, i just saw your post now.

it's not really a ready-made theme, but just elements i put together to try to match. as you can see from the shot, the fluxbox style is BlueNight. i don't remember where i got the background, but think i still might have it on my hard drive, so if you want it email me and i'll put it on the server for you.

>edit: yes, i think i did get it at the place linked by DrOzz. thnks -- i'll have to look for some good new ones there myself.

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Old 02-08-2004, 11:26 PM   #27
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sorry for the delay, ICO, i just saw your post now.

it's not really a ready-made theme, but just elements i put together to try to match. as you can see from the shot, the fluxbox style is BlueNight. i don't remember where i got the background, but think i still might have it on my hard drive, so if you want it email me and i'll put it on the server for you.

>edit: yes, i think i did get it at the place linked by DrOzz. thnks -- i'll have to look for some good new ones there myself.
Thanks for reply synaptical.
I email you by clicking the email button on the forum. So I guess it will send to the email address you provide in this forum.

Thanks a lot.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 05:37 AM   #28
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hw-tph, do u know how to set the scrollbar on the right instead of left by default in the .Xdefault file?
Add this to your .Xdefaults file:
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aterm*scrollBar_right:true
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And can you add tabs in aterm, that is multiple terminal in its own tab in a single window? How?
aterm does not support this. However, some window managers support tabbing multiple windows (no matter what application they are) so you don't need built-in functionality in the program itself. Fluxbox is one of the window managers that support tabbing windows.

I haven't experimented with changing shell colors myself, but if use the search feature of this forum I'm sure you will come up with something useful as I know the subject has been discussed several times.

gEdit is a GTK2 application and they don't like ProFontWindows or pcm fonts in general. I use Andale Mono in GTK2 apps instead, it's OK.


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