Re: Emacs/X problems...
>>>>> "Aaron" == Aaron Traas <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Aaron> When I start emacs, using my trusty old .emacs file I've
Aaron> been keeping and maintaining for years, The colors I've
Aaron> selected aren't quite working right. Basically, I set the
Aaron> background color to black, and that works, except or where
Aaron> there's text. Each character taken up by something other
Aaron> than whitespace has a white background. I've determined
Aaron> it's something to do with X, as the same .emacs file works
Aaron> beautifully when I export the display to my Solaris box.
Are you using (set-face-... 'default ...) to set the colours?
I had the same problem with Emacs and fixed it by using
(set-(back|fore)ground-color) to my .emacs