good .Xdefaults

Jack Tanner
Sat May 7 16:48:00 GMT 2005

Alexander Gottwald wrote:
> The colors are defined in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb
> If the file is not installed, broken or somehow the xserver tries to use
> a different file then the colors are not defined.

I have a /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb.txt. I also created a symbolic link, 

> showrgb should print a lot of entries if everything is ok.

It does.

$ showrgb | grep black
   0   0   0             black

Still, I get Warning: Color name "black" is not defined.

Attention Thomas Dickey: By the way, there's a wrap-around error when 
that message is printed; it double-backs onto itself. TERM=xterm, latest 
Xorg, xterm, and terminfo.

Despite the warning, the colors do take effect! That is, my .Xdefaults 
xterm*Foreground: white
xterm*Background: black

and the xterm gets the colors appropriately, although when it just 
starts, the background is washed white, and only turns to black after I 
do /usr/bin/clear.

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