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Old 02-18-2009, 04:41 AM   #1
rehan999
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Unhappy xterm colour error


good morning

I am using redhat enterprise linux version 5.3.

when i user
#xterm -bg black

Warning: Color name "black" is not defined
Warning: Color name "red" is not defined
Warning: Color name "green" is not defined

Gives color warning and does not set the correct background.

Can any one please help me.

Thanks and Regards.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 04:52 AM   #2
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Check in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and look at the Files section. You should see an entry like this:
Code:
        RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
in this example I have the file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb.txt containing the definitions of colors. Check if the file specified in your xorg.conf exists and if not either copy the rgb.txt from where it actually resides or change the entry in xorg.conf. To look for that file in your system just use find
Code:
find / -name rgb.txt
 
Old 02-18-2009, 05:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

i see the entry RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf file but when i try to cd to
#cd /usr/X11R6/
ls
i see only bin.


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Old 02-18-2009, 05:40 AM   #4
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Strange. The file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb.txt is provided by the package xorg-x11-libs. Check if you have this package installed and eventually look at the list of installed files:
Code:
# rpm -q xorg-x11-libs
# rpm -ql xorg-x11-libs | grep rgb
 
  


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