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Re: xterm menus

On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 06:53:08PM +1100, Russell wrote:
> will trillich wrote:
> >On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 07:46:02PM +1100, Russell wrote:
> >>If you press Ctrl + mouse button (1,2,3 or whatever) over an xterm, you 
> >>can
> >>change various settings and fonts and make the home and end keys work 
> >>etc...
> >
> >when i do this (woody, using gnome with sawfish) control-click
> >thing i get a menu, but the background is a white-to-light-gray
> >vignette (top-to-bottom) and the text is white! very hard to
> >read.
> Without reading lots of manuals, all i can suggest is trying the
> same /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm as i have:
> My /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color is:
> ! The following two sections take advantage of new features in version 7
> ! of the Athena widget library.  Comment them out if you have a shallow
> ! color depth.
> *mainMenu*backgroundPixmap:     
> gradient:vertical?dimension=350&start=gray90&end=gray60
> *mainMenu*foreground:           gray15
> *vtMenu*backgroundPixmap:       
> gradient:vertical?dimension=445&start=gray90&end=gray60
> *vtMenu*foreground:             gray15
> *fontMenu*backgroundPixmap:     
> gradient:vertical?dimension=220&start=gray90&end=gray60
> *fontMenu*foreground:           gray15
> *tekMenu*backgroundPixmap:      
> gradient:vertical?dimension=205&start=gray90&end=gray60
> *tekMenu*foreground:            gray15

aha! that's exactly the same as mine, and yet gray15 appears to
be misinterpreted as white on my menus. i commented out that
whole section (quoted above) and they're now hideous, but i can
read them all.

once i know where to look, i can sometimes find the solution.
thanks for the nudge!

I use Debian/GNU Linux version 3.0;
Linux server 2.2.17 #1 Sun Jun 25 09:24:41 EST 2000 i586 unknown
DEBIAN NEWBIE TIP #125 from Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
Ever wondered about confirming WHICH CPU, KERNEL OR DEBIAN
	cat /proc/cpuinfo
There's lots of other neat stuff under /proc, too.
(You guessed it -- "man proc" will tell you more.)
For kernel and Debian data, try
	uname -a
	cat /etc/debian_version

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