Aterm runs without a hitch anywhere. It attains lightness (via rxvt) by stripping out xterm's immense practical feature set and replacing it with a touch of style, while retaining the practical essentials.
The following is a base configuration file for Aterm with transparency. Just create an ~/.Xresources file if you don't already have one and add the following, modifying as necessary or desired. On most systems you will have to run
xrdb ~/.Xresources, and it's a good idea to put this into your session-init or something similar if it's not allready there. You will have to log out and back in to see the effect or possibly reboot if you have a hardened system. Note that on shading or tinting options are not required. So simply delete those lines if those features are not desired. Don't hash them because this is an ~/.Xresources file and these options are general and not window manager specific.
aterm*scrollTtyOutput: false aterm*backspacekey: \010 aterm*deletekey: \177 aterm*foreground: red aterm*background: black aterm*transparent: true aterm*shading: 30 aterm*saveLines: 1000 aterm*tintingType: false aterm*tinting: #c0c0c0 aterm*fading: 50 aterm*transpscrollbar: true aterm*troughColor: red aterm*pointerColor: green aterm*pointerColorBackground: black aterm*loginShell: true aterm*colorBD: yellow aterm*colorUL: magenta aterm*cursorColor: red3 aterm*cursorColor2: yellow aterm*scrollBar: on
You can also have a transparent aterm without editing/creating ~/.Xresources:
- aterm -tr <--- makes it transparent
- aterm -tr -sh 69 <--- also tint transparency