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Old 10-19-2004, 05:48 PM   #1
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gnome-terminal transparency (fluxbox)


Hi, everybody. I've got a strange problem with gnome-terminal running in fluxbox (laptop). And as you may have already guessed, the problem is terminal transparency.

At first, the transparency worked fine, no problem. When I changed backgrounds, however, the terminal kept the old wallpaper as it's transparent center piece. Obvliously, this makes for an ugly desktop.

So I turned off transparency, killed the terminal, kicked it back on, but no luck. I searched, and searched, and searched for the terminal's conf file, but never found one. After much frustration, and days of googling, I rebooted the my laptop.

After everything loaded, I started up X, opened a terminal, turned on transparency....this is where it gets weird. The transparency feature doesn't work, period. The background is whatever color I've set it to, no matter if transparency is turned on or off.

Has anyone seen this problem before? Any ideas?
 
Old 10-19-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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anybody?
 
Old 10-19-2004, 09:16 PM   #3
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I haven't seen the problem, well, yes actually just not with gnome-terminal and it was that I was using nonstandart program to change the background, I started using Esetroot and all went fine (the others should work too, but wel...).
I would suggest you to try other terminals that supports transparencies like ATerm (http://aterm.sourceforge.net/) or Eterm (http://eterm.sourceforge.net/), and if you like having tabs MAterm (http://www.nongnu.org/materm/materm.html).
You can find Slack packages of them in http://linuxpackages.net
 
Old 10-19-2004, 09:34 PM   #4
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I was afraid of that because google hasn't seen the problem =). Currently, I'm using bsetbg. Is that not standard or should I use fbsetbg?

I used aterm for a while, and loved it until I ran scripts like cdrecord; and it failed to execute them properly, which is why I moved to gnome-terminal.

Thanks, man.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 10:36 PM   #5
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Well, try with fbsetbg first (before trying other terminals) it seems to be the "continuation" of bsetbg, from fbsetbg's page "Because of the many problems with bsetbg I wrote fbsetbg."
 
Old 11-15-2004, 11:49 PM   #6
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ever tried mrxvt (http://materm.sourceforge.net)? it comes with almost all the features of gnome-terminal, and is more lightweight and fast. it's more stable and feature-rich than multi-aterm too.
 
  


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