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RE: can't read dselect due to background color in xterm window

On 02-Aug-2000 Stan Kaufman wrote:
> When I bring up dselect in an xterm window under X+Gnome+windowmaker,
> the black background color in the Select portion of dselect make the
> text nearly illegible. The colors work fine in a non-X terminal setting,
> but what can I do to make dselect usable in xterm? 

dselect was written with the assumption that your foreground color is white
and the background color is black, just like on the console.  If you have xterm
set to not use those colors, your dselect experience will be less than good.

So, easy fix place the following in .Xdefaults and .Xresources:

XTerm*foreground: white
XTerm*background: black

hope this helps.

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