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Old 06-29-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
bjharker
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aterm transparency lagging when moved/resized


Hi all-

I recently switched over from using xterm to aterm (sweet customization), but the transparency is bugging me...

When i move or resize the aterm window, the transparent aterm background lags for about a full second or two before it readjusts the background to match the desktop...

I have 1 GB of RAM, AMD Athlon XP-M 1.67 GHz and VIA S3 UniChrome vid card configured fro 3D direct rendering...
I'm running Fedora Core 4 with the latest kernel...

There's got to be a way to smoothly adjust the transparent background when moving or resizing, or am I just delusional? Thanks all!
 
Old 06-29-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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I don't think 3D has something to do here, but more 2D or libAfterImage (which manages the background images). I suggest you make sure you have the latest version for libAfterImage and your video card drivers as well.
aterm website: aterm.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 06-30-2006, 02:31 PM   #3
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Hammett-
Updated libAfterImage through yumex, and transparency still lags...when I updated to the latest kernel, I got the latest drivers for my vid card as well...

ugh, this is annoying...
 
Old 06-30-2006, 03:56 PM   #4
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I understand that aterm uses "transparency" in the sense that it displays a portion of the desktop background to look like it's transparent...is there a terminal emulator that uses *real* transparency?
 
Old 07-02-2006, 03:12 PM   #5
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No, real transparency is made directly from the X system. If you want real transparency, you'll need to upgrade to modulized xorg 7
I'm affraid to say I have no other clue of what may cause the problem, but you can try to use eterm instead, that has as well transparency.
 
  


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