Setting Backgrounds & aterm

Steve Ki-Won Lee (
Fri, 26 Mar 1999 02:31:51 -0700 (MST)


If the answer to my question is in the FAQ, then can someone please kindly
tell me so and I'll go look, but if not, then I'd appreciate any help.

When checking out some of the screenshots of some of the fellow ASers, I
noticed that they'll have one big image, be it some cool shot of a planet
or a terrain as just one big pic as the background and can someone please
tell me how they were able to achieve that?

I tried to use xv to increase the size of the pic I have which is both in
jpg and xpm of size 64x64 and when I try to increase the size so that it
becomes big enough to fill my screen, it becomes all grainy and ugly.

As well, I'm only using AfterStep-1.5 and AfterStep-APPS-1.5 but I'd like
to upgrade once the term's over and have more time to the most recent
release and has the dir structures been changed since 1.5?  Are things
still in the /usr/share/afterstep/<whatever>?  As well, can aterm act as
or truly be transparent?  If so, can someone please tell me or direct me
to the right place to learn how to achieve that as well?  Thank you very
much in advance.

With Best,