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Old 04-15-2004, 11:09 PM   #1
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Aterm - change default colors


I've gone through several threads on how to change aterm's default colors, but none of the solutions have helped:

I've read that the default settings should be put in ~/.Xdefaults
Also, I've read that if you start aterm from the terminal with options for colors, it always overrides the default settings in .Xdefaults.

Well I did exactly that, I ran aterm with options specified at the terminal. Now I want it to use the default settings in .Xdefaults

Can someone please tell me how to do so?

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Old 04-15-2004, 11:50 PM   #2
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so are you saying that when you simply run "aterm" without options, that it is now not
reading the settings in the .Xdefaults file ?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 02:23 AM   #3
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Yes, DrOzz, that's exactly what happens!
 
Old 04-16-2004, 02:24 AM   #4
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HOWEVER, to be honest, I don't quite know for sure if it used to read the settings earlier, since I haven't been using linux for too long..

I just assumed it doesn't read now because I ran aterm with the options from the terminal, since that's what other posts said.

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Old 04-16-2004, 11:35 AM   #5
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so what do you want the outcome to be ?
do you wanna read from the .Xdefaults, or not ?
what are the colors you want ?

put something like this :
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aterm*cursorColor: yellow
and if the cursor color in the termainl changes to yellow then you will plainly see
that it is correctly reading the .Xdefaults file ..
 
Old 04-16-2004, 02:18 PM   #6
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Yes, I wanna read from .Xdefaults

But your solution does not work, DrOzz, it does not read. I get a black cursor.

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Old 04-17-2004, 01:59 AM   #7
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are you using artwiz fonts? I've noticed the cursor stay black with that type of font for some reason.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 11:48 AM   #8
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I'm also a newbie to Linux, but I think you need to load ~/.Xdefaults when you start X. Try running "xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults" Now open up a new aterm. If this fixed things then add that line to ~/.xsession so it will load every time you start X.
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by Match
I'm also a newbie to Linux, but I think you need to load ~/.Xdefaults when you start X. Try running "xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults" Now open up a new aterm. If this fixed things then add that line to ~/.xsession so it will load every time you start X.
No, you don't need to do that.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 04:10 PM   #10
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Thanks, Match!!

It Worked...
 
  


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