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Old 08-27-2003, 04:54 AM   #1
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how do I use aterm/eterm!?

The gnome terminal works fine for me, but when I try to use aterm or eterm they just don't work. I enter a command, hit enter, and nothing happens! I can edit that line to my heart's content, but I can't execute anything. Anyone know what's wrong?
Old 08-27-2003, 07:57 AM   #2
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Exactly what do you mean by aterm, is it something related to virtual terminal or something like xterm?
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can't help without useful information....say if you run aterm or eterm via a gnome-terminal do they terms dump any error messages back to the terminal you ran them from or such?
Old 08-27-2003, 08:49 AM   #4
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i am going to go out on a limb and just assume that when you do a "ls" or something that the text color is the same as the background color, or something closly related...when you open up aterm/xterm open it with the following:
aterm -bg black -fg white
you can just type that in a gnome-terminal for the sake that you say that it works as opposed to the others..

i could be way out in left field, but with the lack of info, this is what i assume...
Old 08-27-2003, 07:13 PM   #5
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Sorry for the lack of info, but I'm kinda digging for it too...I run aterm from a gnome launcher or terminal (same results), and I'm quite sure it's not a background issue, since after I hit enter I can still edit the command I had just typed. I also don't get a new prompt.

For the sake of simplicity I'm going to focus on aterm. I'm using aterm version 0.4.2, and it doesn't dump any error messages. I mean, it runs fine, it just won't accept any commands.

Another detail that may or may not be useful, I can run aterm commands with the -e command line option, I just can't run anything once I start the terminal up.

If anyone can tell me how to get any other useful information, or even what would be useful, I would be happy to dig it up.


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