Re: xterm colors / sawfish fonts
On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 05:42:09PM +0200, JG said:
> Juergen Kreileder <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > gnome-settings-daemon now sets some color related X resources so
> > non-GNOME applications look more like GNOME applications.
> > You can change xterm's background color back to white by adding
> > xterm*background: white
> > to ~/.Xresources. (To enable the new setting instantly you can use
> > 'xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources').
> > (Look at /usr/share/control-center-2.0/xrdb/*.ad to see what resources
> > get changed by gnome-settings-daemon.)
> Is there any way to disable this completelly, without having to write a
> new .Xresources for each user?
This is somthing that the Gnome (upstream) folks should hear about.
Frankly, it's fine to muck with gnome-terminal all they want, but leave
my xterm alone!!! :-) Seriously, it screws up users. I was thinking that
an xterm upgrade caused the problem. I had NO IDEA that Gnome was
messing with non-Gnome apps. In fact, it makes me wonder what other
things they are messing with that they really have no business messing
IMHO, debian should NOT enable this behavior by default, or should at
least have a debconf question that allows users to enable it. This kind
of thing causes very unexpected behavior, and without knowledge of what
was causing it, I really had no way of tracking down what was causing
the change in behavior. I was damn near ready to go out and compile my
own xterm to see if that would help.