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Old 11-06-2002, 11:21 PM   #1
Fuel
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fluxbox and xterm


I have a couple of questions regarding fluxbox and xterm..

i want dark/ black or transparent background in xterm, i tried to add this line in my .xinitrc file but with no success.

exec xterm -bg black -fg white ( im a noob so dont laugh )

it would be nice with colors in xterm to eg. folders, files, links etc.

is it possible to create at least a couple of icons to fast access to some apps on the desktop ?

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Old 11-07-2002, 12:35 AM   #2
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Does it have anything to do with fluxbox ?

All you want is a color xterm, right ?

One possibility is that the version of xterm u r using does not support colors.

Anyway try this on the command prompt
manaskb@linux:~/dwn/acpi> env | grep TERM
TERM=xterm
COLORTERM=1

Most likely your environment variable is not set right :-)

-Manas
 
Old 11-07-2002, 10:32 AM   #3
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xtern -ls for color ls output.
man xterm for other options. Also i think xterm doesnt support transparency, try eterm instead.
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Old 11-07-2002, 10:53 AM   #4
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That's correct Xterm does not support transparancy, yet and, where in ~/.xinitrc you added exec xterm line? Put in front of exec /path/to/wm if there are any of course, plus modify it a little to include '&' sign to send the job to background process
xterm -bg black -fg white &
 
Old 11-08-2002, 03:45 PM   #5
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This is in reference to NSKL's post about the xterm parameter "-ls". It actually means login shell. Using this parameter means that the global profile, your .profile and shell .rc file are read, and this is what is actually responsible for the colour output in "ls -l" =-]. I think aterm (http://aterm.sourceforge.net/) is worth looking into if you want transparency, tinting, background images etc. The webpage will explain why better than I can.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 08:11 AM   #6
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Re: fluxbox and xterm

Quote:
Originally posted by Fuel
i want dark/ black or transparent background in xterm, i tried to add this line in my .xinitrc file but with no success.

exec xterm -bg black -fg white ( im a noob so dont laugh )
this will just cause xterm to start every time you start X. if you want any xterm to have black background add the following lines to your ~/.Xdefaults file (or create it if necessary):

Code:
XTerm*background: black
XTerm*foreground: white
Quote:
it would be nice with colors in xterm to eg. folders, files, links etc.
by default xterm should support colors. if you want to get a colored output for your ls-command you can use ls --color=auto. if you're using bash you can add the following line to your ~/.bashrc file:

Code:
alias ls='ls --color=auto'
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is it possible to create at least a couple of icons to fast access to some apps on the desktop ?
in debian there is a package called fbdesk, which enables you to use desktop icons in fluxbox - don't know about slackware though
 
Old 12-24-2003, 09:18 AM   #7
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xtdesk is another 'desktop' that works in fluxbox. Have you trie windowmaker. It' bigger but nearly as fast and lot prettier and elegant. YOu'll need libungif for it to run.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 12:15 PM   #8
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http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/fbdesk/
 
Old 12-24-2003, 01:07 PM   #9
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Why not just edit your /home/<user>/.fluxbox/menu file and just edit your line where you open xterm is at and add the options there.

That's what I do for mine.. will look something like this in the file:

[exec] (xterm) {xterm -bg black -fg white}
 
  


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