Re: aterm/eterm/any transparent capable term

Jan Sacharuk (
Wed, 27 Jan 1999 10:25:35 -0700 (MST)

On Wed, 27 Jan 1999, Stimpy wrote:

@>I saw some screen shots that seemed to do this but I later found out
@>that the poster used an identical background for the term and then
@>positioned the window to seem that the background was showing through
@>the term window.  This may not be possible yet.  Dont quote me on it
@>though.  If your trying to get this effect, the enlightenment win
@>manager maybe able to do this.
@>Good luck.  8)

Actually, if you look at the documentation, what aterm does is grab
part of your root background, and use it as it's own. That way, you
don't have to do any lining up.
I was going to ask a question about aterm, actually.
I have it compiled under Solaris 2.6, running CDE (because I haven't
gotten around to configuring this system [not my own] to have AS on

When I run aterm, it says:

aterm: input method doesn't support my preedit type

What the heck does that mean?
And if I move it or clear the screen, it goes black, and doesn't
remain 'transparent'.

Any ideas?


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