Bug#600402: xterm: no longer respects *VT100.font setting
On Thu, 21 Oct 2010, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
Thomas Dickey wrote:
xterm-264: cannot load font
Presumably you don't have xfonts-terminus installed. :)
I thought that, but xfd shows the same (rather large) font,
and xlsfonts says I have some 24-point terminus fonts.
So (unless it was complaining about not finding a matching bold font),
I'm keeping in mind that there may be a bug to find in the message.
Another symptom to add to the pile:
If I build xterm 264 from source and install to $HOME/opt/xterm,
$HOME/opt/xterm/bin/xterm works fine (using the correct font). Even
when xterm 264-1 is installed.
So this would seem to be a problem only encountered with the flags
used to build Debian xterm, I guess?
Possibly. I'll check down that path as well. (Also, I'm only assuming
that my -xrm option produces the same result as the xrdb).
but the display looks okay.
Sorry for the lack of clarity. By "is unreadable", I meant "uses the
default font, which is hard to read on a high-resolution screen".
I'm pretty sure I was looking at something other than the default font -
something larger than the "Huge" selection.
Thomas E. Dickey