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Old 10-09-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
aeruzcar
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Xterm font color


Hello again there:
Here is my problem, I am colorblind. I run gentoo and when I use xterm, the man pages and the emerge search, comes out in different colors that I can not see sometimes, is there a way to make xterm to list everything in black by default?? I know how to set the background to different colors, but I want the fonts to be always black
Thanks in advance
 
Old 10-09-2003, 09:53 PM   #2
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try to man xterm.... there are bunch of flags enable u to set the appearance of xterm.
if not mistaken, try "xterm -bg white". it will give u an xterm with white bgcolor...
 
Old 10-09-2003, 09:55 PM   #3
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thanks, I've tried that, but still can't find what I need, I know that with -bg white I get the background white, but I need the fonts to be always black any ideas??
 
Old 10-09-2003, 10:05 PM   #4
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Have you read

>man xterm

many options listed for customizing output.

Also you could use Konsole (KDE) or gnome-terminal (Gnome) and set the schema for black on white or what ever.

I realize that there is some automatic color coding depending on what you run (mutt for instance), but konsole and gnome terminal allow you to change the color pallets which will sometimes over ride these color changes so you'll have to experiment.

Also check out eterm, wterm, rxvt, and aterm which all behave a little differently and may give you more options in regard to colored fonts and backrounds. You're just going to have to play arround.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 11:11 PM   #5
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thanks, I read the xterm man page, but I still can't find the correct option, I know that I can use konsole, but I like xterm much better. I will try the other consoles you mentioned.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 06:27 AM   #6
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Have you tried the foreground (-fg) option? This seems to work on my Slack 9 box:

xterm -bg white -fg black

Be sure not to use the login shell (-ls) option, or it will source your bash profile, which may enable colors for ls, etc.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 10-10-2003, 07:02 AM   #7
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does SuSE have a /etc/DIR_COLORS.xterm.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 10:15 PM   #8
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Yes, I did try that, but I still get many things in yellow or other colors
Any other options??
Thanks
 
  


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