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Old 08-19-2009, 08:35 AM   #1
joeBuffer
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I can't set my xterm background/foreground colors properly using Slackware.


I've read about this. Everyone says to use ~/.Xresources or ~/.Xdefaults, and it doesn't work for me. It doesn't do anything at all, in fact. I'm trying to use this:
Code:
XTerm*background: black
XTerm*foreground: white
In the ~/.X* files, it won't work.
I read that another way of doing it is using
Code:
xrdb -merge .x_settings_file
This will work for me. It's the only thing I can get to work. But when I restart, it will have to be done again. I'm using Slackware 12.2.

Last edited by joeBuffer; 08-19-2009 at 08:43 AM.
 
Old 08-19-2009, 09:45 AM   #2
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Try lowercase:
Code:
xterm*background: black
xterm*foreground: white
Then restart or reload:
Code:
xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults
 
  


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