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Old 11-24-2013, 06:38 PM   #2101
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Automatically Generated Wallpapers


HarryStone’s wallpaper inspired me to open “Automatically Generated Wallpapers” thread in the “Programming” section of LinuxQuestions.org forum. Feel free to visit it!
 
Old 11-28-2013, 04:07 PM   #2102
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Been using the same minimalistic dwm setup and wallpaper for ages now. Don't think I'm going to get bored of it anytime soon either.

If you're wondering what's under the windows, you can find empty desktop screenshot and a custom xdm login to match attached to this post from a few months back: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5010569

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Old 11-28-2013, 05:16 PM   #2103
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Minimalist here too. Fluxbox with tmux sesions always ready on startup, conky at lower right.

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Old 11-28-2013, 05:27 PM   #2104
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What's the name of that calendar/planner app, astrogeek?
 
Old 11-28-2013, 05:35 PM   #2105
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Been using the same minimalistic dwm setup and wallpaper for ages now. Don't think I'm going to get bored of it anytime soon either.

If you're wondering what's under the windows, you can find empty desktop screenshot and a custom xdm login to match attached to this post from a few months back: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5010569
Which terminal emulator are you using? I like those alternating line colors.
 
Old 11-28-2013, 05:40 PM   #2106
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What's the name of that calendar/planner app, astrogeek?
Taskwarrior

Find it as task on SBo.

I really like it, but it has no working history feature (yet) - fix that by wrapping it in a start script with rlwrap, also on SBo.

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Old 11-28-2013, 05:50 PM   #2107
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Tobi, It's rxvt using the terminus-28 font and a 1x56 px xpm file I generated with imagemagick.

.XResources:
Code:
! RXVT
Rxvt*font: -*-terminus-*-*-*-*-28-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
Rxvt*backgroundPixmap: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/terminus-28-bluelined-bg.xpm
Rxvt*foreground: #8494af
Rxvt*scrollBar: false
The only drawback is that the background is static and doesn't scroll with the text on it, which I would have preferred it to do.

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Old 11-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #2108
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Tobi, It's rxvt using the terminus-28 font and a 1x56 px xpm file I generated with imagemagick.

.XResources:
Code:
! RXVT
Rxvt*font: -*-terminus-*-*-*-*-28-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
Rxvt*backgroundPixmap: /usr/local/share/pixmaps/terminus-28-bluelined-bg.xpm
Rxvt*foreground: #8494af
Rxvt*scrollBar: false
The only drawback is that the background is static and doesn't scroll with the text on it, which I would have preferred it to do.
Doesn't work for me. I downloaded your file and set it as background (I use rxvt-unicode) to see how much I have to scale it (for terminus-12), but all I get is two lines about half the vertical size of the terminal, regardless how I scale that file. Will have to look further into that, thanks for the info.

EDIT: Figured it out, I had to add the option style=tiled at the end of the line.

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Old 11-28-2013, 07:07 PM   #2109
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I've not tried it with rxvt-unicode. I run iso8859-15 here so I'm just using the original rxvt.

You need to use the scaling setting of :0 to get it to tile, so I don't think you'll be able to scale it from rxvt directly, you'll likely need to generate a new bg for each fontsize.

For a 12px font, give this a go (it's how I created the one for size 28:
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convert -size 1x24 xc:grey12 -fill "#24272F" -draw "line 0,2 0,14" test.xpm
rxvt -fn "-*-terminus-*-*-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" -pixmap test.xpm
I use "xmag -mag 16" on the resulting terminal to see if I need to adjust the values +/- a pixel or two to get it to line up.

A 12pixel high font is tiny on my screen, you must have very good eyes!
 
Old 11-28-2013, 07:31 PM   #2110
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I tested it with a newly created XPM sized to my font-size. It works, but sadly scrolling has become incredibly slow and very demanding on the CPU, so I disabled it again.
 
Old 11-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #2111
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If I do a time cat /var/log/syslog
rxvt without bg takes: real 0m0.021s
xterm: real 0m0.118s
rxvt with the lines: real 0m0.486s

So, yes, there's clearly a big penalty there. Perhaps the answer is to create an alias for when you want a lined-rxvt and aren't planning to scroll large amounts of data, and just use it situationally. For normal use I don't find it a problem though (well, its no worse than the framebuffer console at any rate).
 
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When I do a ls -R in my /home it needs about 3 seconds to finish. When I do the same with the lined urxvt it needs about 15 seconds and both cores of my laptop's CPU jump up to 100% usage. Even when I just use the scrollwheel to scroll up and down a few lines I have serious lag in that, so this is a no go for me in any situation.
 
Old 11-29-2013, 03:55 AM   #2113
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Yikes! I guess I'm just lucky that the impact isn't so bad on my box then.

BTW, you can also use the stripy background in xfce4-terminal and it doesn't make it any slower than it already was. Having said that, xfce4-terminal was almost as slow as my stripy rxvt even with a plain black bg.

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Old 11-29-2013, 08:30 AM   #2114
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BTW, you can also use the stripy background in xfce4-terminal and it doesn't make it any slower than it already was. Having said that, xfce4-terminal was almost as slow as my stripy rxvt even with a plain black bg.
I checked several terminal emulators for CPU usage, xterm and and urxvt where the clear winners, followed by Roxterm. For some reason the more widely used terminals, like XFCE's Terminal and KDE'S Konsole are really resource hungry.
Well, for now it seems that I am "stuck" with a plain black background. Not that it really matters, it would just be nice to have a lined background without having such a large CPU impact.
 
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Not that it really matters, it would just be nice to have a lined background without having such a large CPU impact.
Yep, its a shame non of the terminals support this without having to resort to tricks like using background images: which was never going to be efficient anyway.
 
  


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