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Old 01-05-2019, 11:25 AM   #1
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-current recent update xterm broken, mc poorly configured


Hi,

Xterm has no more fullscreen capability, trying to turn on fullscreen using xterm menu - at least under twm. Not mention default font make eyes very fast tired. Xterm looks now like xfce-terminal. Mc (midnight commander) opens *.ogg file with mplayer or gmplayer - I would say it is like shoot a fly with cannon. As I remember previously it used xmms. Will xmms be dropped from Slackware?
 
Old 01-05-2019, 12:22 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by igadoter
Mc (midnight commander) opens *.ogg file with mplayer or gmplayer
That's not what I see in the source file (of mc-4.8.22) misc/ext.d/sound.sh:
Code:
 
do_open_action() {
    filetype=$1

    case "${filetype}" in
    common)
        if [ -n "$DISPLAY" ]; then
            (xmms  "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}" >/dev/null 2>&1 &)
        else
            play "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}"
        fi
        ;;
    mod)
        mikmod "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}"
        #tracker "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}"
        ;;
    wav22)
        vplay -s 22 "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}"
        ;;
    mp3)
        if [ -n "$DISPLAY" ]; then
            (xmms "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}" >/dev/null 2>&1 &)
        else
            mpg123 "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}"
        fi
        ;;
    ogg)
        if [ -n "$DISPLAY" ]; then
            (xmms "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}" >/dev/null 2>&1 &)
        else
            ogg123 "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}"
        fi
        ;;
    midi)
        timidity "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}"
        ;;
    wma)
        mplayer -vo null "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}"
        ;;
    playlist)
        if [ -n "$DISPLAY" ]; then
            (xmms -p "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}" >/dev/null 2>&1 &)
        else
            mplayer -vo null -playlist "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}"
        fi
        ;;
    *)
        ;;
    esac
}
Looks like only the playlists are opened in mplayerm and only if DISPLAY is not set, i.e. if X is not started.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 01-05-2019 at 12:56 PM. Reason: file name corrected
 
Old 01-05-2019, 06:21 PM   #3
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@Didier: You see what you see. I posted how it works on my computer. I opened mc in xterm, bar was on ogg file, I pressed enter which caused gmplayer to start to play the file. That's all.
 
Old 01-05-2019, 08:06 PM   #4
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Code:
    wma)
        mplayer -vo null "${MC_EXT_FILENAME}"
        ;;
Looks like only the playlists are opened in mplayer and only if DISPLAY is not set, i.e. if X is not started.
And, so to see, wma files always (no if in this case), but without video (-vo).
 
Old 01-06-2019, 07:34 AM   #5
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As best I remember, twm doesn't support the _NET_WM_STATE_FULLSCREEN hint. Using 'cwm' I can toggle fullscreen xterm either with alt-return, a window manager operation, or via xterm's pop-up menu, so I believe your choice of window-manager is the cause.


As for the font making your eyes tired, many people use the terminus font specifically because as a bitmap font it doesn't have any anti-alias shenanigans that would do that. Or, it could just be that your eyes react better to black-on-white (mine don't).

If you don't get on with the defauts you can always reconfigure xterm to use something else.

Last edited by GazL; 01-06-2019 at 07:56 AM.
 
Old 01-06-2019, 08:12 AM   #6
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Thanks @GazL: I can confirm that 'fullscreen' is working eg. under KDE. But fonts are poorly chosen. There is almost no vertical space between chars, signs. Signs are of different width. Horizontal space comparing to font size is also too small. If xterm is fully filed - is almost unreadable. So as it is now is OK for casual user. Say to input couple of commands or run inside mc. Have no idea why actually to configure xterm default to look and feel like xfce-terminal.
 
Old 01-07-2019, 05:02 AM   #7
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Being a bitmapped font, some sizes will look better than others. The readme recommends avoiding the 6x12, 11x22, 14x28-bold and 16x32-normal variants, and the 8x14 does seem to lack vertical spacing in xterm. 8x16 and upwards look pretty good to me however.
 
  


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