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Bug#250537: Xterm configuration error in XTerm-color

retitl 250537 xterm: text colors come up black-on-black
tag 250537 + unreproducible moreinfo

On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 07:42:05PM +0200, Miquel (a.k.a Ktalà) wrote:
> Package: xterm
> Version: 4.3.0-7
>   When the xterm package is installed, you open an xterm and you can
>   see a "beautiful" black console terminal with no prompt and no
>   characters. This is because the background color is not set
>   correctly.

I do not experience this problem.

> You have", in the /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color there 

I'm not sure what you're saying here.

>   I suggest that the *VT100*colorBD value in /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color 
> must be white . This solves the problem (checked)

Since I do not experience this problem -- and I use xterm exlcusively --
I am skeptical of your proposed solution.

What happens if you do the following as root, from a virtual console?:

# xinit /usr/bin/X11/xterm -- :1 vt8

What does the xterm look like then?

G. Branden Robinson                |
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