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Old 04-11-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
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Eterm problem...

All right i decided to try flux and it's going great so far...but there is this weird problem i have...

I have set up two eterm terminals to automatically start in my Xsession file but when flux starts, transparency only works sometimes! most of the time it doesn't work!

but the funny thing is, if i start them again, transparency one solution is to start both of them again but then i would have 4 eterms running and i don't want that....anyone know a way handle this??
here is copy of my Xsession


#Set Background
wmsetbg -s -S whatever path

#Start DockApps
wmcpuload &
wmmemmon &
wmnetload &

#Start my fav eterm
Eterm -O --buttonbar off -x -g 80x75+20+12 --no-cursor --resize-gravity --border-width 0 &
Eterm -O --buttonbar off -x -g 70x30-20-38 --no-cursor --resize-gravity --border-width 0 &

exec fluxbox

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Old 04-12-2003, 01:21 AM   #2
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I don't think --buttonbar or --resize-gravity are valid flags for Eterm. I tried running your options and Eterm reported those flags as unknown. A bad flag can give Eterm unpredictable results. Try executing your Xsession calls to Eterm from the cli. Errors will pop up there.

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Old 04-12-2003, 01:29 AM   #3
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Do you think maybe your eterms are gettings started
before the background gets settled in?

maybe try getting the background set and the eterms
starting farther apart.
experiment with stuff like
sleep 2s in different places.

maybe add a
before your eterms start
Old 04-12-2003, 04:09 PM   #4
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yup sleeping did it..i guess eterm was just loading too fast...awesome it was the exact command i was looking for

EDIT: oh also the new version of eterm is buttonbar now instead of menubar or whatever it was before..and it also added in some new arguments

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Old 04-12-2003, 04:25 PM   #5
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just another there a way to make eterm never be on top? i am looking for opposite of always on top optioin always on bottom....


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