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Old 04-19-2004, 05:23 AM   #1
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Question Fluxbox configuration

I'm also a newb,but I like linux. I use debian and my favorite workspace is fluxbox. but how can I change the background so that it stays longer than just till the next startup?I tried bsetbg and wmsetbg and so on, but it always disappeared after the next startup.

A second question: how can I change the menu? for example I would like to work with the transparent aterm,but I don't want to type "aterm -tr -sh 55 -fg white -bg black" every time I use it. Is there a possibility to put this transparent aterm directly into the menu? XShells/Aterm... ?


Old 04-19-2004, 05:27 AM   #2
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For the Fluxbox background to stay the same there are several alternatives. Either set the fbsetbg command (or whatever you use to set your wallpaper) to run on startup (using ~/.fluxbox/startup or by some other means) or simply edit the style.

Copy the style you're using to ~/.fluxbox/styles/ and name it as you wish. Then open it up and simply change the rootCommand setting to whatever you want.

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for the Aterm problem, open ~/.fluxbox/menu in a editor
add the line:
[exec] (Aterm) {aterm -tr -sh 55 -fg white -bg black}

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You can add: session.screen0.rootCommand: fbsetbg -l to your ~/.fluxbox/init And if you change the wallpaper with fbsetbg it will remember this wallpaper for the next time you start fluxbox.

I'm using Fedora, but I don't think it will matter. I've got the following in my ~/.Xdefaults file. I know some are XTerm, but Aterm reads them anyway.


XTerm*color0: black
XTerm*color1: #9e1828
XTerm*color2: #aece92
XTerm*color3: #968a38
XTerm*color4: #414171
XTerm*color5: #963c59
XTerm*color6: #418179
XTerm*color7: gray
XTerm*color8: gray40
XTerm*color9: #cf6171
XTerm*color10: #c5f779
XTerm*color11: #fff796
XTerm*color12: #4186be
XTerm*color13: #cf9ebe
XTerm*color14: #71bebe
XTerm*color15: white
Old 04-21-2004, 03:53 AM   #5
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This is why:

RESOURCES (available also as long-options)
aterm accepts application defaults set in XAPPLOADDIR/aterm (compile-
time defined: usually /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/aterm) and resources
set in ~/.Xdefaults or ~/.Xresources. Note that when reading X
resources, aterm recognizes two class names: XTerm and Aterm. The
class name XTerm allows resources common to both aterm and xterm to be
easily configured, while the class name Aterm allows resources unique
to aterm, notably colours and key-handling, to be shared between dif-
ferent aterm configurations. If no resources are specified, suitable
defaults will be used.

Read the man aterm for further info.
If you want your aterm to use just aterm resources then you should use -name "name" command line option....


aterm -name terminal

Then you change or add

aterm*saveLines:32767 and so on...


terminal*saveLines:32767 and so on in ~/.Xdefaults

Then aterm should use yous "terminal" resources...

I think...


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