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Re: Call for testing: Fix for DELETE / BACKSPACE problems in experimental

On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 06:34:45PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> 2011/10/30 Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>:
> Connecting to FreeBSD works (FreeBSD has kbs=^H, but its userland-side
> of this is more tollerant and accepts 0x7F as well).
> I don't know about others. Anyone can check?

I no longer have a kFreeBSD VM, so I can't check.

> > Overall xterm seems like a nice improvement over cons25(-debian), the
> > only problem is that Emacs apparently sets up colors for a light
> > background, resulting in minibuffer prompts that are barely readable
> > (dark blue on black).
> This seems like a userland problem. Is either ncurses or emacs at
> fault, or does it just mean it's wrong for a terminal with black
> background to use "xterm"?

gnome-terminal has options to use a black (or other dark) background and
the default TERM is xterm.  I've also seen other terminal emulators use
a black background with xterm or xterm-256color and everything works
just fine.

> Doesn't xterm, the application, have the same problem?  ISTR it had
> black background.

I know vim has a setting for specifying whether the background of the
terminal is light or dark, probably for this reason.  Maybe emacs has
such an option as well?

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