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Old 09-29-2004, 03:54 AM   #1
corbis_demon
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terminal diaplay problem


Hi,
i have this wierd problem with my terminal.I can't usually see the filenames of files in a directory.Most probably it happens coz the filenames are in a colour that merges with the background of the terminal.Folder names are in blue and are visible,but filenames are probably in a darker tint,so i can't see them.this applies both to console and xterm.How do I correct this.Please help.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 04:50 AM   #2
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Does this occur for all users? If all, look in /etc/profile. If for one, look in their ~/.basrhc or ~/.bash_profile for the PS1 variable.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 05:02 AM   #3
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Fire up an xterm using a different background than your current using e.g. :

xterm -fg grey -bg black

Try out a few different combinations & in case you are able to view the files then you can do two things to fix the problem:

1. Change your default background/foreground
2. Change the coloring of the files [which I think is controlled via /etc/DIRCOLORS ... do an ls with *DIR* in /etc]

HTH.
 
  


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