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that is an odd problem, i just testing mine and when i have xterm set to a white background i get a black curser over it, and when i have set xterm to use a black background i get a white curser over it...
maybe it is a X or xterm issue, have you used other terminals like rxvt or konsole or gnome-terminal, aterm, eterm???
No, I haven't tried that, but I did try something else and it's just VERY strange.
Here's my .Xdefaults file:
I tried changing *Background to blue instead of black, and I can see the black X when the cursor goes over the main text area of the Xterm.
BUT . . . if I change *Background to white, then launch another Xterm, I get the vertical-bar that looks like the capital letter I when I go over the main text area!! What the-?!?
I tried a very few other colors (green, orange, lightgray, red), and they all get the black X with no white outline when I go over the main text area. Only white seems to give me the correct (and visible) cursor when I go over the main text area.
Also, with the non-white backgrounds, I can see the transition. When I move the mouse over the text area and it becomes a black X, if I move upward slowly into the titlebar, I can see that it gets about halfway into the titlebar, then changes to the black X with the white outline.
I don't know if it matters, but would it be helpful if I included my system.fvwm2rc file?