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Old 06-09-2011, 04:17 AM   #1
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Post Transparency for terminal -gnome/ubuntu(zorin)

I am currently reading a few different command line tutorials and have my terminal set to almost completely clear. In dreamlinux it made it easy to see what the tutorial said, While still letting me use the terminal as I read. In zorinOS (Ubuntu build using Gnome) I have it set to almost total clear, and what I get for the background is my wallpaper ... Regardless of whether there is a window open or not. The only changes I have made are in the preference settings, and not to any files.

But on the part where I set transparency here are my options (grey is not selectable,[x] is chosen option,{dir} is drop menu, --*---- *=current setting):
[]Use background settings from system theme

[]solid color

[]background image

image file {---dir for file---}
[]background scrolls

[x]Transparent background

Shade transparent or image:
none |--*-----------------|max

Any ideas on how I get it to just be clear and get my wallpaper the shove off?
Old 06-09-2011, 01:53 PM   #2
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Generally this can be cleared up if you install/upgrade your video drivers. For me I just install the proprietary ones and it works just fine.
Old 06-10-2011, 01:05 AM   #3
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Sorry it took me a bit to get back to this, and thank you for the reply. The only way I could think to check if they were both installed the same was to issue lshw, and the output returned was pretty much the same in both distros:

From ZorinOS -
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 04
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
The only difference is that in Dreamlinux I do not see: configuration: driver=i915 latency=0. (dreamlinux is where it is functioning)

I am using Compiz in both distros and it has it's own transparency settings ... Could that be conflicting with anything? - It does have a transp. setting, but it is enabled on both and set up pretty much the same.

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