Wednesday, 27 January 2010

xterm on the Elonex ONE

xterm on the Elonex ONE

Three of the members of our Google Group have pooled their ideas and come up with a way to get the "xterm" terminal console onto the ONE's menu.

This is probably going to be a very useful thing to do, as I can imagine that lots of other Elonex ONE tips are going to start: "open up xterm and type the following commands..."

Anyway this is what you have to do to get xterm on your menu:

Pop up the virtual keyboard with alt-tab and hover over the xkbd logo.

Hold down the left button and select 'manual' and miraculously xterm will appear, running as "root".
type: cd /home/user
type: vi .icewm/menu
..then you're in the menu file. Find a suitable location for your menu entry, and type a line that says:
prog "xterm" xterm /bin/sh -c "xterm"
Make sure it lines up like the other lines, then save and close the file. (If '-c' doesn't work, try '-x' instead.)
Now hit the "One" button and see your new menu option.

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