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i just recenty installed slackware 9.0
and xterm is giving me grief
i was wonderign if anyone new the command line commands for starting xterm such
it has a scrollbar on the left
if i do a command liek man or vi
when i quit those programs
how do i make it so it donest clear the screen
ie, the prompt jstu comes up from the bottom of the screen without removing wat was on teh screen
I was going to use this title for a new thread, but since I found this one in my search.....
I am learning about and using Slackware 9.0 - and WindowMaker. xterm is the default terminal. Is there an xterm configuration app or file? Or, do you have to make any xterm modifications by adding something to the .bash_profile? I haven't been able to glean this info directly from the 'man xterm'.
What I want is a black background instead of a white background and make the font a point size larger.
Most likely in the properties, its just loading xterm with no options passed, just edit it accordingly to open up how you like by adding those options.
Therein lies the problem.
I can right click on the title bar and get some options, 'attributes' actually, for killing the title bar and borders, etc. but there's no place in there to set parameters like colors and fonts for that xterm itself.
I'm assuming maybe that this can be set in .bash_profile, or some place. It's not set in /etc/profile. And the .bash_profile I had to create so far only has the PS1 assignment in it. Also, I don't see any place to set this in the "Window Maker Preferences Utility" either. And there isn't an xterm.conf file.
Originally posted by itsjustme Therein lies the problem.
I can right click on the tilte bar and get some options, 'attributes' actually, for killing the title bar and borders, etc. but there's no place in there to set parameters like colors and fonts for that xterm itself.
I'm assuming maye that this can be set in .bash_profile, or some place. It's not set in /etc/profile. And the .bash_profile I had to create so far only has the PS1 assignment in it. Also, I don't see any place to set this in the "Window Maker Preferences Utility" either. And there isn't an xterm.conf file.
What do I edit?
Do you have some sort of menu editor? If not look in your home directory, specifically a WindowMaker directory and look for a file called "menu" that you can edit.
Within that file you'll find something that looks like this for your xterm entry on the menu itself to start xterm:
"xterm" EXEC xterm &
This is where you'll want to edit and add those options I mentioned before with something like this: