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Re: ~/.Xdefaults not working ???

Also sprach Brian Kimball (Tue 05 Aug 02003 at 04:31:21PM -0700):
> Michael D. Schleif wrote:
> > Here are ~/.muttrc color commands:
> > 
> >    # grep ^color ~/.muttrc | sort
> >    color   attachment      blue            default
>                                              ^^^^^^^
> As a quick fix, try setting the background color explicitly.  Also, the
> "default" background is black in mutt.  Mutt apparently does not inherit
> the terminal's background color as its default background color.

   # mutt -v
   Mutt 1.5.4i (2003-03-19)

/usr/share/doc/mutt/manual.txt.gz says this:

   If your terminal supports it, the special keyword default can be used
   as a transparent color.

How is it that you insist that ``"default" background is black in mutt"?

Since I require special locale settings, &c., I use a wrapper script to
call mutt, like this:

   ## rxvt -font 9x15 -e /usr/bin/mutt &
   xterm -name mutt -e /usr/bin/mutt &

> > Can I safely remove kde from the root-cause analysis?  How?
> If you suspect kde is the cause, debug it under a different, simpler,
> window manager.  I prefer twm; it's about as simple as it gets.
<snip />

You make several interesting suggestions that I will try soon.  Thank

Best Regards,

mds resource
Dare to fix things before they break . . .
Our capacity for understanding is inversely proportional to how much
we think we know.  The more I know, the more I know I don't know . . .

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