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Old 10-29-2004, 02:37 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Belgium
Distribution: debian
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fluxbox transparent shaded aterm

hi , i've got a simple question.

is it possible in fluxbox to get a transparent 50% shaded aterm ??

in kde i could use the command
aterm -tr -sh 50%
but when i do this in fluxbox , i just get a 50% grey aterm

aterm -tr
works though, just when i add -sh it loses its transparency

aterm -tr -trsb
the -trsb (transparent side bar) doesn't work , it isn't transparent

fbsetgb uses xv as background setter btw ...

i'll add a screenshot in a few hours ...

Last edited by steefje; 10-29-2004 at 02:39 AM.
Old 10-29-2004, 10:33 PM   #2
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Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Be careful with fbsetbg--it's just a wrapper that searches for the best app to set the background. If you don't have Esetroot, feh, wmsetbg, etc it may default to an app that doesn't truly support transparency. There's a ton of info at:

I don't have any problems with wmsetbg, so I haven't bothered installing Esetroot. Just make sure you have one of the first few listed on the above site, and you shouldn't have any trouble. This is my setup using wmsetbg:

I didn't see that fbsetbg was using xv to set the bg--that's definitely the problem. I'd go with Esetroot (hard to build from what I've read--see fbsetbg site above) or wmsetbg. Good luck.

Last edited by kersten78; 10-29-2004 at 10:37 PM.
Old 10-31-2004, 04:57 AM   #3
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thx installed wmsetbg and everything works now, even transparant menus


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