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Old 01-23-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Truly transparent terminal emulator?

Hello all,
for a long time I've used aterm's pseudo transparency and been happy with it; however, i now have an animated background (glmatrix from xscreensaver btw)
/usr/lib/misc/xscreensaver/glmatrix -root -speed 10 -density 40
but the pseudo transparency doesn't catch the glmatrix at all, and even if it did i get the feeling that it wouldn't be animated in the background of the terminal. I'm really looking for something comperable to iTerm on Mac.

Any suggestions? thanks!
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I'm afraid you can get true transparency with composite window managers only. Try compiz-fusion or somethnig like that...
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I haven't tried this, so I don't know how effective it is:
Old 01-23-2008, 12:05 PM   #4
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Uncle Theo: I've tried beryl and gotten it working, but it's too..... cumbersome for me, i prefer fluxbox (i'm simple like that), so I've got compositing working (rather nicely) is that what you were talking about, or do i literally have to be running compiz-fusion/similar

Nexus: Eterm complains about not finding any background, it wanted me to run esetroot which would've just made the termial look down to the background i set with esetroot

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