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Old 10-29-2003, 06:38 AM   #16
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Aterm can do transparency. And, hey, the damn end key works! (I just reinstalled it.) But I haven't figured out how to make flux stop drawing the borders yet, which sucks. I've been running four eterms spread out on my first flux desktop with borderless transparency. It's great. So I like aterm and it's a lot lighter than eterm without so much pointless stuff, but seems to lack a key feature. Probably just some damn xresource I need to figure out.
Old 12-10-2003, 07:32 PM   #17
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I tried to do the same thing as handdog and everything seem correct but still the same error came out, I though I installed libast and imlib2 right but maybe imlib2 is not in the correct path, can anyone help please. Thanks.

checking for imlib_create_image in -lImlib2... no
configure: warning: *** Pixmap support has been disabled because Imlib2 was not
found ***
configure: warning: *** or could not be linked. Eterm should still work
configure: warning: *** not be very happy. Check config.log for more detailed
configure: warning: *** information on why my attempt to link with Imlib2 failed. ***
checking for transparency support... yes
checking for MMX support... yes
checking for libast-config... libast-config
checking for libast_malloc in -last... no
ERROR: You need LibAST 0.5 or higher to build Eterm. If you already have it,
you may have it installed in a strange place, or you may need to run
/sbin/ldconfig. If you don't have it, I can download it for you.
Shall I retrieve and build LibAST now (y/n)?
configure: error: Fatal: libast not found.
Old 12-15-2003, 08:01 AM   #18
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Did you set up the symlinks in /usr/X11? If you installed libast and you've set up the symlinks properly, you shouldn't get this error.

bash-2.05b# ln -s /usr/local/lib/libast.* /usr/X11R6/lib/
Be sure that your libast are in /usr/local/lib as well. As for the IMlib2, check in your config.log file (it should be in the directory you're compiling in) as see what the real error is?
Old 12-15-2003, 10:39 PM   #19
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Originally posted by digiot
What a crock. 'Redirection limit exceeded, maybe due to cookies being blocked'. Damn right I've got cookies blocked. So I can't seem to follow that link.
Check this out: I was reading an article awhile back where someone suggested redirecting cookies to /dev/null. That way, sites that try to use that kind of b.s. tactic get fooled and you don't have your privacy at risk. I couldn't find the exact article, but here is a similar example:

So how can you deal with cookies? Actually it's easy. Turn on silent acceptance of cookies. Enter the ".netscape" directory and delete the file named "COOKIE". There are all kinds of dire warning not to edit or delete the file but I do it anyway. Unfortunately, Netscape keeps recreating the cookie file and I have to keep deleting it. On the UNIX computer that I use to browse the web I could put the "rm /export/home/radatti/.netscape/COOKIE" in my ".login" and ".logout" files but I found a better way. From your home directory enter the ".netscape" directory. Remove the COOKIE file and put in a logical line to "/dev/null" (ln -s /dev/null COOKIE). As fast as the web browser creates new cookies the UNIX system throws them away. I no longer get bothered with pop-up windows and I clog the cookie monster with hundreds of fake identities per day. In fact, as far as the cookie trackers go they must think that 80 different people visit each page without finishing to download the page.
Old 12-16-2003, 03:56 AM   #20
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Get here and download this:
EtermSlackware.tar.gz | 11 Nov 2003 09:57 | 4M | Slackware .tgz files for Eterm and its dependencies (x86)
This one seems to be a more recent slackpack than those linked in the previous posts.
Old 12-16-2003, 11:10 AM   #21
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Originally posted by Scruff
Check this out: I was reading an article awhile back where someone suggested redirecting cookies to /dev/null.
Wow. This thread's been quiet awhile. Thanks for that tip but I think that would blow out *all* my cookies and I do accept cookies from LQ and a few select other sites and just block all the rest.

I posted this on some other thread but flux 0.9x provides the windowing controls to remove the borders and rxvt and aterm can have the windows transparent. I don't really like Eterm aside from those features so now it's unnecessary to me - don't know if others want it for other features, though.

I'd watch that Eterm package - it might well break stuff. There's a few threads about Eterm, other terms, and Slack around here and I'm about to bump this one.


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