xterm is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System. A user can have many different invocations of xterm running at once on the same display, each of which provides independent input/output for the process running in it (normally the process is a Unix shell).

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Xresources not doing anything in 13.10

I'm trying to understand the capabilities of .Xresources yet I cannot get it do do even the most simple of configurations. For instance, I want to be able to change the background color of my ...
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Starting xterm windows via cron

I am using cron on Ubuntu Server 12.04 to schedule the system to automatically reboot at midnight, and on reboot, execute a script that starts a vnc server and opens eight terminal windows and runs a ...
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How do I boot directly into a user's xterm?

04 64bit and user called 'ubuntu' How do I boot my system into ubuntu user's xterm without loading gnome-desktop and prompting for password? I have tried hacking grub, but it always asks me for ...
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Can't get the right colors in gnome terminal

I want to use a base16 colorscheme from here. The steps I followed: cloned the repo ran the scripts changed the terminal profile to base16-default (which did change the colors) This is the result ...
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who / w / logname broken in multiple terminals

I have a strange problem: In a GUI session, depending on the terminal being used the following two (related) problems appear: who and w doesn't list the user's active session logname returns ...
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vim cursor color change only applied upon movement

In my .vimrc I have the following (based upon a tip on the vim Wikia): if &term =~ "xterm\\|rxvt" " use an red cursor in insert mode let &t_SI = "\<Esc>]12;red\x7" " use an ...
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how to recover a normal desktop in linux

I have a ubuntu 13.10. It worked normally until I somehow mistakenly turn it into terminal mode. I was trying to install some nox to my virtual box, and I downloaded a vm image package and imported ...
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Is there an option to make xterm's font size much larger than Huge?

I use exterm often and always ctrl + right-click to set the font size to Huge. However, I find that Huge is very small in high-res devices. It looks really tiny on my laptop's 10 inch fullhd monitor. ...
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xterm Xt error: Can't open display: %s on Ubuntu 13.04 host with Oracle linux 6 as guest

I've set up my environment as specified in the question.But when I do xterm from Oracle Linux(guest) after exporting display to 192.168.56.1 which happens to be my vboxnet0 ip of Ubuntu(host),I get ...
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Bold colors not matching text

On Ubuntu 13.10 I have my terminal profile preference checked to have bold color Same as text color. Yet when I run a script to check my colors I get the following output: This is really throwing ...
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Standard Font xTerm

I was wondering what the standard font of xTerm is. Also what's the right way to change it? I've read some options, but I also want to know what the default font is and how to find out.
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Why am I seeing only 8 colors in terminal (Xterm)?

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 and I want to use Vim as my default editor for everything. I have downloaded many vim color schemas and tried them out, but all of them don't look like the official ...
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Terminal opens in another workspace

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04. For some reason, whenever I type in ctrl + alt + T (terminal shortcut), it opens a terminal in another workspace. For example, if I'm in workspace 1, it will open on the right in ...
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Highlight does not copy content in Xterm

I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.04 in VMware 9.02, which it running on desktop that has Ubuntu 12.04LTS, I notice when one highlight text in xterm in 13.04 it doesn't copy the content to the clipboard as it ...
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X-term application behaves strangely when running is attempted outside IDE

I'm using code:blocks to develop c++ programs as a beginner, I've recently moved to Ubuntu after breaking windows and as such I'm not very familiar with the OS. I have several simple programs that I ...
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Clean Ubuntu 13.04 Installation Fails to open X

After a failed update to Ubuntu 13.04 that messed up my whole system, a format, and several attempts to reinstall, I've hit a stone wall. Immediately after doing a clean installation, I get error ...