On-Desktop-Terminal

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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Description:

This script calls the "kstart" application to start a terminal
which is borderless and transparent at a choosen position
of your desktop. This terminal has no entry in the taskbar
and runs like a daemon.

In this version the standart terminal is "Eterm"
because aterm's "borderless" and "transparency" options
seems don't working in some builds(e.g. SuSE).

The optimizing of the script is really easy.
You only have to change the geometries, colors and some other stuff.

Enjoy!
(...sorry my english is really bad :)
Last changelog:

15 years ago

v.0.11 - script is working (hmm...aterm *grr*)
v.0.2 - Eterm is now the default terminal. I hope now all is working good ;)
v.0.21 - Little syntax error in eterm-command - sorry :/
v.0.3 - Some code changes, more info, looks better - final version I think ;-)

ksamvel

12 years ago

This is really nice idea. I have made it starting each time I login to my system. Terminal occupies the hole space available on my screen. Tabbar is over it which makes life easy and I can access everything from KDE Start menu. I was trying to do the same with Yakuake, but last one hovers every other windows including TabBar.

:)

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locust

14 years ago

Hi, nice addon :)

My question is if it is possible to use the konsole instead of the eterm.
I've tried to change your script but i cannot get rid of the top konsole bar

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robinsiebler

13 years ago

I'm new to this, how did you modify the script to get Konsole to work?

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captainnico

14 years ago

Settings -> Hide Menubar

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KyroxX

14 years ago

you can ignore thw warning this is okay.
Eterm is not installed on your system. This is why he said: command not found.
Try to install Eterm with YAST or look for Eterm on sf.net ;)

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Plutonij

14 years ago

I really don`t know what to do anymore. When I run odt_script.sh it says "kstart: WARNING: Omitting both --window and --windowclass arguments is not recommended", and nothing happends. I have Slackware 10.1 kernel 2.4.29.

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nimda

14 years ago

I really really would like to get this to work. Im running suse 9.1. First off how do i get this to run a start, real newbie at linux. The other and more major issue is when i tried to test this with $ sh odt_script.sh i get this

> sh odt_script.sh
> kstart: WARNING: Omitting --window argument is not recommended
/bin/sh: line 1: Eterm: command not found

then it just sits there without going back to prompt. I have to ctrl-c to get that back. Help if you would. Thanks.

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VeeDubb

15 years ago

For anyone having the problem with getting two eterms on a reboot, there is a VERY simple solution.

The cause of the problem is that you have kde set to restore your last session on boot. So, it opens one because of the script and one because one was open when you shut down. If you left them both and rebooted, you'd have 3 of them.

There's two solutions:
1. Set kde to NOT restore your last session and to start clean each time.

2. If you want session restore to stay enabled, all you have to do is remove the script from wherever you installed it. Then, open the script in a text editor and copy/paste the command that actualy opens eterm into a konsole and execute it. Now reboot. From then on, as long as you don't close the terminal, it will restart it for you each time you boot, because kde will remember you had it running that way when you shut down. It will even remember that you don't want borders and where it was on the screen.

I use #2 and I'm very happy. clever command. didn't know you could call that directly from the command line. kudo's

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Luxman

15 years ago

Is there a way to make the script quit when you shutdown?I'm using SuSe 9.1 and when I reboot I get two terminals if I didn't exit eterm before.

Thanx :-)

P.S.

Pretty smart script!

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mhanse94

15 years ago

I think this should do:

Place this script...:

#!/bin/bash
killall Eterm

...in:

~/.kde/shutdown

...and make it executable with chmod +x

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VelVet

14 years ago

thx :)
works like a charm here

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KyroxX

15 years ago

type "exit" in the eterm ;)

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KyroxX

15 years ago

or disable the option in KDE3 to start all opened applications of the last session - there's no other way i think - :)

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Gabolander

15 years ago

Hi friend,
I 'd like to know what's the name of the system montior (cpu, hd partition, memory) that works in transparency, which is on the left of the screen in your screenshot.

Tnx a lot in advance.

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KyroxX

15 years ago

thats the "blubber bar" ;)
greez

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GrafXMan

15 years ago

Where do you get the 'blubber bar'?

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soulrebel

15 years ago

it works fine for me, only strange thing is: the eterm is not fully transparent, but instead seems to use my 'Transparent' setting for konsole, which is semi-transparent(darker).
i dont really mind though, it looks good! but i thought you might want to know.

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Ekardnam

15 years ago

Remove the chmod 99 and it gets 100% transperant.
Works for me.

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laktose

15 years ago

umm, was your last upload not complete or the tarfile not complete?
cause in the files i downloaded, the last line of the odt.sh file is $fc=""
theres no command to run anything, just variables..?

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KyroxX

15 years ago

hmm.. sorry... you're right...
it's very late in germany ;)
now all should be okay :)

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laktose

15 years ago

Awsome :)
All works now,
Thank you, you've done a great job!!

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Ekardnam

15 years ago

kstart: WARNING: Omitting --window argument is not recommended
Eterm: Error: Unrecognized long option --alldesktops
Eterm: Error: Attempting to continue, but strange things may happen.
Eterm: Error: Unrecognized long option --keepbelow
Eterm: Error: Attempting to continue, but strange things may happen.
Eterm: Error: Unrecognized long option --skippager
Eterm: Error: Error threshold exceeded, giving up.
Eterm 0.9.2

XD

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KyroxX

15 years ago

syntax error - the code must be:
kstart --alldesktops --keepbelow --skippager --skiptaskbar Eterm --geometry 90x30+365+315 --trans=true --borderless --scrollbar=false --buttonbar=false -f white --cmod 99 &

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Ekardnam

15 years ago

Yeah that worked, but I can't get it
transperant? Argh, getting tired of this.
But I want it =P

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Ekardnam

15 years ago

Hah, installed from source, now it works.
Thanks!

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15 years ago

v.0.11 - script is working (hmm...aterm *grr*)
v.0.2 - Eterm is now the default terminal. I hope now all is working good ;)
v.0.21 - Little syntax error in eterm-command - sorry :/
v.0.3 - Some code changes, more info, looks better - final version I think ;-)

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