Re: A possible problem with x-terminal-emulator?
- To: "Eric G . Miller" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: A possible problem with x-terminal-emulator?
- From: Shaul Karl <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 09:11:47 +0300
- Message-id: <E13ODTS-0000av-00@rakefet>
- In-reply-to: Message from "Eric G . Miller" <firstname.lastname@example.org> of "Sun, 13 Aug 2000 12:18:00 PDT." <20000813121800.C6772@calico.local>
- References: <E13O1P1-0000xN-00@rakefet> <20000813121800.C6772@calico.local>
> On Sun, Aug 13, 2000 at 08:18:25PM +0300, Shaul Karl wrote:
> > A few days ago I reported here that I have a problem with text apps
> > (top, mc, pstree and such) that are being launched in X using the menu
> > system (that is, with something like apps->System->Top). To be more
> > specific, it appeared that the X terminal that these apps are using
> > does not read the xterm* resources I have in ~/.Xresources. I also
> > claimed that this problem is new. Can it be that this problem is due
> > to the use of x-terminal-emulator? Am I right that the
> > x-terminal-emulator thing is rather new? --
> Shouldn't matter,
> /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator -> /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator
> /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator -> /usr/bin/X11/xterm
> Unless it points to something other than /usr/bin/X11/xterm. Are you
> using xsm to manage X sessions? That's the only place I've noticed
> where global Xresources aren't sourced -- and only when used with GDM
> where the Xsession option is chosen (rather than GNOME or Debian).
> However, $HOME/.Xresources *is* still loaded.
I am using xdm and do not use xsm (unless xsm is called behind the scene).
> Maybe check ~/.xsession-errors. Could be a syntax error in your
> ~/.Xresources. Also, make sure there is *no* space after:
> XTerm*Font: 10x20
> I've noticed that spaces following a resource setting are sometimes
> grokked as part of the name -- and then it's not found! One might think
> that was a bug with xrdb. It should trim leading/trailing spaces.
My ~/.Xresources are probably correct since XShells->Xterm is working as it
And it is not only the fonts I am talking about when running those text apps
within X using the menu system: it is the missing scrolbar and the fact that
the icon is not tux.
~/.xsession-errors does not show anything unusual:
[09:10:13 /tmp]$ cat ~/.xsession-errors
[FVWM][Read]: <<ERROR>> file '.fvwm2rc' not found in $HOME or /etc/X11/fvwm
[FVWM][Read]: trying to read system rc file
> MegaHAL quote:
> I think a blowpipe is a marijuana cigarrette.
> It'll get you deleted!
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-- Shaul Karl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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