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Old 06-19-2006, 03:07 AM   #1
siddhesh
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Problem with Linux console colors


Hi,

I have been having a strange problem lately. Anything in red seems invisible (black text on black bg) in console (runlevel 3). This goes for the active links in lynx, comments in emacs and even text in a sample program I had written in C using ncurses.

The same text looks OK on xfce's gui Terminal.

Has anyone seen this before?

Regards,
Siddhesh

Update: The red color shows up well on gnome-terminal as well as xterm. It doesn't work only on the text console. All other colors work fine.

Last edited by siddhesh; 06-19-2006 at 04:19 AM.
 
Old 06-19-2006, 10:44 AM   #2
siddhesh
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Hi,

This one's solved. My fb console was in 4 color mode. Hence it was not showing red. Moving to 16 bit color gave me red.

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Siddhesh
 
  


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