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Old 08-13-2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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Transparency in Aterm won't work, fbsetbg won't set previous background

Hello, I'm having some problems in Slackware 10.1. Somehow I can't turn on transparency in aterm. Here's what I have in .Xdefaults:

aterm*foreground:light blue

That should obviously turn it on but it doesn't :| (maybe I did something wrong in the file, but I think it's all right). I tried adding "Composite" "Enable" stuff in xorg.conf but only fubared the display and showed a huge colored box in black background.

Now I'm using Fluxbox 0.9.12 and when I set the background with fbsetbg -f I get this error:

fbsetbg: Something went wrong while setting the wallpaper.
Run 'display -geometry 1280x1024+0+0 -window root hellsing_4.jpg' from an xterm to find out what.

And so I ran it and I get this:

***glibc detected *** double free or corruption (!prev): 0x08051a30 ***

I still get the wallpaper set but it won't set on the reboot (and yes, I did put fbsetbg -l in the init file in .fluxbox)

I googled and googled but found nothing. Anybody know what might be going on? Any help appreciated.

Thanks, robot.

Last edited by rob0t; 08-13-2005 at 06:07 PM.
Old 08-13-2005, 06:15 PM   #2
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I've played around with it a bit, and found out that when I change the background with bsetroot (only change to a solid color) it makes aterm and menus transparent to that color. So if I change to red, I'll have tinted red menus and tinted red aterm, If I change to blue, I'd have tinted blue aterm and blue menus.

Any way to disable that, and just let me set the the image and transparency to it?

Here's my complete init file from .Xdefaults:

session.screen0.toolbar.onhead: 0
session.screen0.toolbar.alpha: 255 workspacename, prevworkspace, nextworkspace, iconbar, systemtray, prevwindow, nextwindow, clock
session.screen0.toolbar.placement: TopCenter
session.screen0.toolbar.autoHide: false
session.screen0.toolbar.maxOver: false
session.screen0.toolbar.height: 0
session.screen0.toolbar.layer: Desktop
session.screen0.toolbar.widthPercent: 85
session.screen0.toolbar.onTop: False
session.screen0.toolbar.visible: true
session.screen0.iconbar.iconTextPadding: 10l
session.screen0.iconbar.alignment: Relative
session.screen0.iconbar.usePixmap: true
session.screen0.iconbar.deiconifyMode: Follow
session.screen0.iconbar.iconWidth: 70
session.screen0.iconbar.wheelMode: Screen
session.screen0.iconbar.mode: Workspace
session.screen0.overlay.lineWidth: 1
session.screen0.overlay.lineStyle: LineSolid
session.screen0.overlay.joinStyle: JoinMiter
session.screen0.overlay.capStyle: CapNotLast 175
session.screen0.window.focus.alpha: 255
session.screen0.window.unfocus.alpha: 255
session.screen0.slit.onhead: 0
session.screen0.slit.alpha: 255
session.screen0.slit.direction: Vertical
session.screen0.slit.layer: Dock
session.screen0.slit.placement: BottomRight
session.screen0.slit.onTop: False
session.screen0.slit.maxOver: false
session.screen0.slit.autoHide: false Left 64 16 Top True
session.screen0.edgeSnapThreshold: 0
session.screen0.fullMaximization: false
session.screen0.clickRaises: true
session.screen0.resizeMode: Bottom
session.screen0.windowPlacement: RowSmartPlacement
session.screen0.imageDither: false
session.screen0.desktopwheeling: true
session.screen0.strftimeFormat: %l:%M
session.screen0.decorateTransient: false
session.screen0.focusNewWindows: true
session.screen0.followModel: Ignore
session.screen0.workspaceNames: one,two,three,four,
session.screen0.menuDelayClose: 0
session.screen0.menuDelay: 0
session.screen0.opaqueMove: false
session.screen0.focusLastWindow: true
session.screen0.workspacewarping: true
session.screen0.colPlacementDirection: TopToBottom
session.screen0.workspaces: 4
session.screen0.rowPlacementDirection: LeftToRight
session.screen0.autoRaise: false
session.screen0.antialias: false
session.screen0.sloppywindowgrouping: true
session.screen0.menuMode: Delay
session.screen0.rootCommand: fbsetbg -l
session.screen0.showwindowposition: true
session.screen0.focusModel: ClickToFocus
session.titlebar.left: Close Maximize Minimize
session.tabPadding: 0
session.tabsAttachArea: Window
session.imageDither: True
session.useMod1: true
session.appsFile: ~/.fluxbox/apps
session.slitlistFile: ~/.fluxbox/slitlist
session.keyFile: ~/.fluxbox/keys
session.cacheLife: 5l
session.tabs: true
session.doubleClickInterval: 250
session.ignoreBorder: false
session.opaqueMove: False
session.menuFile: ~/.fluxbox/menu
session.numLayers: 13
session.colorsPerChannel: 4
session.autoRaiseDelay: 250
session.focusTabMinWidth: 0
session.updateDelayTime: 0
session.iconbar: true
session.forcePseudoTransparency: false
session.styleFile: /usr/X11R6/share/fluxbox/styles/Twice
session.groupFile: ~/.fluxbox/groups
session.cacheMax: 200l

Last edited by rob0t; 08-13-2005 at 06:17 PM.
Old 08-13-2005, 06:37 PM   #3
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Well, anyhoo, screw that, I fixed it by updating the fluxbox package to 0.9.13 from 0.9.12 :|


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