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Old 06-18-2006, 11:18 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Found a nice tabbed terminal emulator for X


I just decided to try out mrxvt because it supports tabs. I never tried one before since I usually just open one and when I need another one, I open it, and before I know it I have a bunch of terminals open holding my place in different man pages, commands and directories, etc. A tabbed terminal is really sweet.

This thing also supports all the cool stuff like colors and background images, transparency, reverse video, and you can even set different colors for the tabs of the current versus inactive tabs.

I didn't realize how much I would like this setup instead of opening a bunch of separate terminals.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 11:52 AM   #2
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I'Ll add that to my collection of terminals found here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...GUIcomponents/
Sources here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...nts/Terminals/
 
Old 06-18-2006, 12:07 PM   #3
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KDE's Konsole didn't do it for you? It does all of the stuff you mentioned and comes standard with KDE. I even have it set up so it will open a tab and ssh into my server when I start up X. I'll have to check out mrxvt and see how it compares.

Thanks for the info!
...aaron
 
Old 06-18-2006, 12:08 PM   #4
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Thanks for the links
 
Old 06-18-2006, 12:15 PM   #5
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KDE's Konsole didn't do it for you? It does all of the stuff you mentioned and comes standard with KDE. I even have it set up so it will open a tab and ssh into my server when I start up X. I'll have to check out mrxvt and see how it compares.

Thanks for the info!
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Ewwww KDE!!!!

No way man, I don't do KDE!

Maybe Konsole has all the same features. What is nice about mrxvt is that it has no dependencies. It's light, it compiled and installed in a trice, and it's a snap to setup. I run a bunch of different wms so I like to have terminals that run everywhere.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 12:29 PM   #6
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Got a link to sources or at least a version number for that Randux?
 
Old 06-18-2006, 12:41 PM   #7
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What is nice about mrxvt is that it has no dependencies. It's light, it compiled and installed in a trice, and it's a snap to setup. I run a bunch of different wms so I like to have terminals that run everywhere.
I'll have to keep it in mind when I install Slackware to my old @$$ laptop. I don't think it's quite cut out for something as top heavy as KDE. I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but I wanted to get your opinion on it. What WM would you recommend that still looks pretty nice, is highly configurable, and doesn't suck all my CPU power up?

Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2006, 12:56 PM   #8
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mrxvt is also the only term that I found that supports true transparency (x.org composite) just run it like:

mrxvt -o 45

but it never saves my bash history.

I don't use kde either.
 
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Got a link to sources or at least a version number for that Randux?
Yeah man, sorry. Here's the freshmeat page for it:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/mrxvt/

I used the 0.4.2 I think, which is the last stable version.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 01:13 PM   #10
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I'll have to keep it in mind when I install Slackware to my old @$$ laptop. I don't think it's quite cut out for something as top heavy as KDE. I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but I wanted to get your opinion on it. What WM would you recommend that still looks pretty nice, is highly configurable, and doesn't suck all my CPU power up?

Thanks!
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I'm no expert but I read a lot of threads on it. Everybody seems to be happy with some flavour of blackbox/fluxbox/openbox. I personally run blackbox, fluxbox, icewm, xfce (and others I think ) and they all have their place. But blackbox is annoying to config compared to fluxbox. I would say all around fluxbox is hard to beat.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 01:15 PM   #11
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mrxvt is also the only term that I found that supports true transparency (x.org composite) just run it like:

mrxvt -o 45

but it never saves my bash history.

I don't use kde either.
Do you mean translucency or transparency? aterm seems to be transparent here. And mrxvt doesn't seem to have any nasty bash interactions. Maybe it was fixed in the latest stable?
 
Old 06-18-2006, 01:29 PM   #12
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Gnome Terminal supports multiple tabs.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 01:37 PM   #13
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Aterm used to used fake transparency -not sure now. I just tried eterm the other day for the first time -Classy! But I usually use aterm or xterm out of habit.

About Window Managers:

FluxBox always gets mentioned as king, but I've never truly liked it and for newbies it may hard to configure.
OpenBox3 may be a better choice if you want better comaptibiblity with newer window manager features and forward compatibility. Just as light I thin as FluxBox, but not so 'crispy' feeling.

The last couple of months I've been using ICEwm which is pretty nice. I've colected several GUI programs for setting the prefs and managing the menus which make it easy for beginners or sedentary types. To me ICEwm seems just as responsive as fluxbox and I really like the panel and menus.

For most of the last 4 years I have used WindowMaker. on my PII 333MHz you can barely tell the difference between it and fluxbox. And I have several GUI programs for configuring WindowMaker, plus a pretty full collection of patches from Wmaker contributors. But I don't use DockAPPS at all. In fact I've taught WindowMaker to ignore them! I run a panel like fbpanel or taskbar with it.

I also have sawfish which is extremely configurable, but now undeveloped.
If you feel nostalgic or want to see something different, try this:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/....91-i486-1.tgz
That's a window manager that imitates the macOS Classic!

For all my desktops I use my AFX-ROX-Filer pinboard to manage drag-n-drop applications and wrappers, plus a collection of gtk-1.2 apps according to my needs. You can choose from over 300 programs on my site either source or binaries:
http://amigolinux.org/

Start in GUIcomponents for basic stuff:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...GUIcomponents/

Then find nearly 100 apps here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/.../Applications/

Bon Apetit!
 
Old 06-18-2006, 01:38 PM   #14
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this thing is nice

i added the options to my .Xdefault file, and it works flawlessly, including my bash history.

thanks randux!!!
 
Old 06-18-2006, 01:46 PM   #15
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> Gnome Terminal supports multiple tabs.

Awesome dude, but I don't run gnome either

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