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bug #23506: Wallpaper & Transparency of GNU Screen

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Fri 06 Jun 2008 06:00:52 PM UTC
Category:  Feature Request Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  * 1 - Later Status:  Need Info
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  Later
Work Required:  None
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Thu 03 Jul 2008 01:06:11 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Testing screen with the linux framebuffer console of openSUSE 11. There is a nice and dark carbon mesh background image.

When I run screen there, the background image remains.
I do not know the fbcondecor application, maybe it does something different.

does the image disappear also if you run
   screen -c /dev/null

If yes, please try the following
  echo >> ~/.screenrc termcapinfo * ti=@:te=@

Juergen Weigert <jnweiger>
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Thu 03 Jul 2008 02:39:08 AM UTC, comment #4: 

Do you mean the transparency works fine in screen, until the moment you swap to a different window?

BTW, you should consider adding yourself to the Cc list, so you're notified when there's a new comment.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Thu 03 Jul 2008 01:06:23 AM UTC, comment #3: 

More info: I do run a frame buffer enabled console. I use fbcondecor to implement the graphic of my choice on the console "background". I believe the same code that makes transprency possible when running mc, htop, etc in an xterm makes it possible under console with fbcondecor, because fbcondecor utilizes the X library. Maybe I am confused... but I want to be able to see the image while using screen... is this possible?

Moot Pt: I believe that the GNU Screen people use the term "multi-plexing" when switching from tty to tty with screen.

Thu 03 Jul 2008 12:49:48 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I am not running X. I don't even have it installed on this machine. I have a splash image that "sticks" to the background of my console. When I run GNU Screen it disappears, never to return until the next reboot. However, if I run say... mc, mcedit, htop, or whatever the "background image" remains... I would like the image to be viewable from GNU Screen.

Sun 15 Jun 2008 08:59:44 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I'm having some difficulty grasping exactly what you're asking for.

AFAIK, the Linux console doesn't have transparency (there being nothing behind it). Maybe that's not entirely true for frame-buffer-based versions, but I'm not aware of exceptions. Unless by "Linux console" you actually meant a terminal emulator running in X.

Not sure what you meant by "when multiplexing".

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Fri 06 Jun 2008 06:00:52 PM UTC, original submission:  

I am self taught, and heavily rely on Ncurses/Dialog based programs and applications. I do not use X11. I have designed a LFS for my machine. Sony C1-MZX, w/ standard english keyboard. I use screen regularly. And have been able to get a background image from splash graphics, but I loose it "when multiplexing."
Is there anyway to set transparency in screen from a linux console, so that I maybe able to continue to view my "psuedo-wallpaper"



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    2008-06-23 micahcowan CategoryNone Feature Request
        Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish
        Priority2 1 - Later
        Planned ReleaseNone Later
    2008-06-15 micahcowan Priority5 - Normal 2
        StatusNone Need Info

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