Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I've got an odd issue, and I'm not sure if it's a problem with X, xterm, OpenBox (my window manager), or my video driver. In .Xdefaults, I set my xterm background to black, but when I launch a new xterm window, there's a white border of about 15-20 pixels where there shouldn't be one. The presence of the border is independent of , but it looks like different OpenBox themes show different widths of this of this border.
Moreover, if I issue a "clear" command, the whole terminal window has a white background; and if I have a window overlapping a terminal window and then move it, the previously-overlapped area is white. This is independent of what is set as my foreground color: it's always redrawn as white, and it's always a white border.
When I run a console application, like irssi, which redraws the whole console screen, the border goes away, and thereafter that terminal window behaves like I want it to. I can, for instance, open a terminal window with the border as described above, launch mutt, exit mutt, and then do any combination of resizing, clearing, and overlapping and (so far as I've tested) not see any of this funky behavior.
I've operated with this installation of OpenBox for a while and haven't had the issue, but some of that time I've had a white background set, so I wouldn't have noticed anyway. In that timeframe, I've changed video cards, so it might be the card (Radeon 9000) and/or the driver (radeon). Before I decide which path to follow for troubleshooting, though, I thought I'd throw this out to see if anyone else has had similar issues.
It appears to have been something that was oddly set and not correctly unset when switching OpenBox themes with ObConf. Choosing a different theme fixed it. The strange thing is, I did all of that the other day, too; but I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth.