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Old 05-15-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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What console?

Well, I have been using rxvt and I like it, so I will probably keep using it, but how can I modify what it looks like... But thats not the point of this post, What other ones are out there and which ones are good.
Old 05-15-2005, 04:39 PM   #2
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xterm is the standard one that comes with X. If you like something more colourfull then try Eterm which allows you to set the background image.
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Ok, well uhh how do I change the colours on rxvt?
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don't know about the background, but you can change the text colors by editing your /etc/DIR_COLORS file...
Old 05-15-2005, 05:29 PM   #5
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make a file in your home directory named .Xresources
mine has this in it (example to get you started)
rxvt*geometry: 110x40
rxvt*background: #010B45
rxvt*foreground: Wheat
rxvt*cursorColor: Orchid
rxvt*saveLines: 10000
rxvt*font: *fixed-bold-r-*-15-*-*
rxvt*scrollBar_right: True
any command line option you can use with rxvt can go in here
rxvt --help

to read in a new .Xresources for testing (happens automatically on login otherwise)
xrdb .Xresources


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