GeneralThis forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
PLEASE NOTE: All LQ Rules apply to the General forum. Flame wars, personal attacks, hostility, insults and behavior of that nature will not be tolerated. Differing opinions are one of the things that make this site great, but to benefit from differing opinions the discourse must happen respectfully and thoughtfully... without insult or personal attack. Members who are unable or unwilling to participate in General under those parameters will not be permitted to do so. If you see behavior of this nature please report it.
I use the CYGWIN X xterm from my windows machine.
I can log into my linux box from this terminal and open up tmux just fine.
However the terminal just shows up as white – I need something black and green.
Black background, green letters, or white letters.
I need to change the white background on the terminal to black
Most X applications allow you to set -bg (background color) and -fg (foreground/text) color along with many other options.
You can launch an xterm window:
xterm -bg black -fg green
If you type "man xterm" you'll see most of the common options in the manual page for xterm. If you type "man X" you can usually get a man page with general X options that are applicable to most X applications.
So in windows, I open up the xterm from the program menu, under CYGWIN X. So I was thinking that there must be a config file somewhere, or a command that I could execute from the terms own command line to change the background color
Find the Icon you're using to start the Xterm.
Right click on it and select Properties.
Add the options -bg black and -fg green to the command line it runs.
e.g. for my Xwin on Windows XP my Xwin is tarted with: