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Old 10-01-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
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Question Wrong colors in my terminal after upgrading from debian stable to testing?


Hello everyone,

I have upgraded from debian stable (crunchbang) to testing recently and I noticed that when I use a terminal window the colors (does not affect white or black texts) are rendered in a different darker way, not bright enough.
Attached below are screenshots of a terminal (xfce4-terminal) window using moc audio player, the fist one on the left with colors looking "wrong" and dark on debian testing and the second image on the right with the "normal" colors on debian stable. If I keep all settings in my home and just boot on my stable system the colors are back, also I have used other debian testing/unstable (semplice, sparkylinux...) based distributions recently and never encountered such changes. I have no clue what is now different, if I shall tune .bashrc or the terminal window, the same happens in any other terminal emulators (lxterminal, terminator).
I looked around with my tags on the web and here but could not find any similar threads.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions!
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:41 AM   #2
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The testing version of debian ( or any distro ) is just that and will often break things, fix it and issue a bug report to the relevant mailing list(s), because 'testing' works on one distro does not mean it will work on another, a lot of distros use the 'testing' release without being in any way connected.
 
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i suspect all terminals mentioned use some common color scheme files; those have probably been updated and the dev's decided to use a different scheme as default.

just go ahead and use a different color scheme. all terminal emulators offer that.

it is not in .bashrc.
for the terminal emulators you mentioned, it is not in .Xresources, either.
i suspect it is some gtk file somewhere in your system.
i remember that it wasn't easy to find.
maybe now is the time to start using urxvt.

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Old 10-03-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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Old 10-12-2014, 07:14 AM   #5
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The testing version of debian ( or any distro ) is just that and will often break things, fix it and issue a bug report to the relevant mailing list(s), because 'testing' works on one distro does not mean it will work on another, a lot of distros use the 'testing' release without being in any way connected.
You are right as it only happens on testing/unstable, I have a stable system and if I need a more recent package I compile it, but I must admit I always also have an unstable system installed aside to get a glimpse.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Old 10-12-2014, 07:22 AM   #6
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i suspect all terminals mentioned use some common color scheme files; those have probably been updated and the dev's decided to use a different scheme as default.

just go ahead and use a different color scheme. all terminal emulators offer that.

it is not in .bashrc.
for the terminal emulators you mentioned, it is not in .Xresources, either.
i suspect it is some gtk file somewhere in your system.
i remember that it wasn't easy to find.
maybe now is the time to start using urxvt.

@keithhedger: its Waits, not Waites. Gawd.
I just tried urxvt and the colors ARE flashier! I am still trying to configure the theme in .Xresources and get it to be applied. I haven't found the gtk configuration files yet, I will edit my posts when done, thanks!

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Old 11-11-2014, 10:58 AM   #7
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Smile Urxvt!

I mark this thread as solved because, as suggested by ondoho, I switched to Urxvt as my terminal emulator of choice and no matter what version of Debian I am logged in I have the colours I want! I had to fiddle around with a color picker, gcolor2, and fill the second line of every colour I was interested in making my own in my ".Xresources" file. (See attached picture)
Thank you to both of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:24 AM   #8
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another satisfied customer!
also check out this thread:
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=9935
 
  


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