How to create a transparent terminal session as your desktop background

Like my article on Conky, this is one of my favorite techniques to use on any Linux distribution. This technique - utilizing devilspie - will create a transparent terminal session on your desktop that will remain for the duration of your login (unless you exit the terminal session for some reason).

This particular how-to addresses Ubuntu specifically, but I’ve done this successfully in 3 or 4 distributions. It should look something like this when you’re done: