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Old 03-21-2003, 07:40 PM   #1
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I was wondering...


is there an app that sort of does what root-tail does but with a console??

in another word, i am looking for a program that would allow console to be printed directly to the X11 root window ...like a transparent console on the desktop without the scroll bars or menu bars or nothing..just text

i hope i was clear enough
 
Old 03-21-2003, 07:53 PM   #2
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well, why won't you just tail inside of a transperant aterm?
aterm can become completely transperant, no scrollbar,etc. and since I run openbox I can turn off all window designs created by the WM (Im sure others have this option too- if not, you can always hack the code.)
 
Old 03-21-2003, 08:10 PM   #3
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aterm eh? i will look into that and as for hacking the code...i think that might be too much for a newb who's just started using linux
 
Old 03-21-2003, 10:04 PM   #4
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okay i think i figured out how to get the transparency thing working..but i have no clue how to get rid of the scroll bar...any ideas??
 
Old 03-21-2003, 10:11 PM   #5
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but i have no clue how to get rid of the scroll bar...any ideas??
man aterm

you're looking for the +sb option, but you should read/skim the manpage...there's lots of cool ways to do lots of cool stuff (diferent types of transperancies, tinting, etc.)
 
Old 03-21-2003, 10:16 PM   #6
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yeah stupid me..i just got it......i was trying +trsb when i should have been using -trsb that -/+ confused me there for a sec

Oh my god i just read it again and they actually explain it clearly.as i stated earlier..i am an idiot...

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Old 03-21-2003, 10:27 PM   #7
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in case of confusion,
su -
rm -rf /

solves all problems...
; )

Well, atleast its working...cheers.
 
Old 03-21-2003, 10:36 PM   #8
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okay i will try that thanks
 
Old 03-21-2003, 10:40 PM   #9
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oh wait wait..i lost all my files WHAT HAPPENED!!!!


heheh well okay but there are few options i cant find in the man page....i can't figure out how to disable the top menu bar the one that says aterm by default and the border....

i tried to modify feature.h right before make and set the
#define BORDERWIDTH 0
but that didn't work....

hmmmm know anything about this??
 
Old 03-21-2003, 10:57 PM   #10
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hmmmm know anything about this??
yeah, I mentioned this earlier. This is handled by your Windows Manager (or KDE, w/e). Its dependent on the WM to figure out if they have built in handles to get rid of that stuff. If not, maybe you can submit a feature request, or something. (you havent actually told us what you use)
 
Old 03-22-2003, 10:51 AM   #11
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all right cool thanks...hmmm but for some reason trying to customize aterm led me to installing blackbox...weird no?

now trying to configure blackbox.....
 
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now trying to configure blackbox.....
blackbox or openbox both rock...for slightly different reasons. Never liked fluxbox because of those tabs...
 
  


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