OT: xterm setup

Jesse Sheidlower jester at panix.com
Sun Aug 31 19:03:48 PDT 2003

On Sun, Aug 31, 2003 at 11:51:21AM +0200, Hendrik Hasenbein wrote:
> Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> >>>I recently upgraded my desktop to Gnome2, and of the various things
> >>>that are causing me grief, the biggest is what's happened to my xterm
> >>>windows. Now, after the change, it does three things differently and
> >>>annoyingly: (1) it defaults to black/colored text on a white
> >>>background; (2) it doesn't have a scrollbar of any sort; and (3)
> >>>there's no menubar with basic "File"/"Edit" etc. options.
> Sounds like the gnome terminal or eterm. The standard xterm doesn't give 
> you a menubar.

Thanks for this and to others who replied. I've been so confused
by this that I dropped by the office to take a look at my Linux
(RH 7.3) box, only to discover that yes, I had been running
gnome-terminal there.

I've looked at the various options and decided that eterm looks
best and is easiest to get to the way I want, so I'm going with
that for now. Thanks for the various suggestions.


Jesse Sheidlower

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