Problesm with X application default

stan stanb at
Sun Sep 3 07:34:00 PDT 2006

I'm building a replacement machine for a long serving workstation
that finally died a hardware death.

I've built a new machine updated to 6 CURRENT, and installed the
KDE metaport. I have a customize XTerm application defaults
file from a backup of the old machine. However, I can't seem to get
xterm to honor it. I'm running xterm from teh menu bar in KDE
with alauncher, and the -ls command line option. 

I use ksh, and I have my .profile set up to set the following
environment variable:


In /home/stan/.x11/app-defaults I have a file name XTerm that
looks like this:

XTerm*scrollBar:			True
XTerm*saveLines:			2048
XTerm*ttyModes:                erase ^H intr ^C quit ^\ kill ^U start ^Q stop ^S swtch ^@ susp ^Z

XTerm*SimpleMenu*BackingStore:		NotUseful
XTerm*SimpleMenu*menuLabel.font:	-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-120-*-*-*-*-iso*-*
XTerm*SimpleMenu*menuLabel.vertSpace:	100
XTerm*SimpleMenu*HorizontalMargins:	16
XTerm*SimpleMenu*Sme.height:		16

XTerm*SimpleMenu*Cursor:		left_ptr
XTerm*SimpleMenu.background:	gray75
XTerm*SimpleMenu.foreground:	Black
XTerm*mainMenu.Label:			Main Options
XTerm*mainMenu*Foreground:			Black
XTerm*mainMenu*Background:			gray75
XTerm*mainMenu*securekbd*Label:		Secure Keyboard
XTerm*mainMenu*allowsends*Label:	Allow SendEvents
XTerm*mainMenu*logging*Label:		Log to File
XTerm*mainMenu*redraw*Label:		Redraw Window
XTerm*mainMenu*suspend*Label:		Send STOP Signal
XTerm*mainMenu*continue*Label:		Send CONT Signal
XTerm*mainMenu*interrupt*Label:		Send INT Signal
XTerm*mainMenu*hangup*Label:		Send HUP Signal
XTerm*mainMenu*terminate*Label:		Send TERM Signal
XTerm*mainMenu*kill*Label:		Send KILL Signal
XTerm*mainMenu*quit*Label:		Quit

XTerm*vtMenu.Label:			VT Options
XTerm*vtMenu*Foreground:			Black
XTerm*vtMenu*Background:			gray75
XTerm*vtMenu*scrollbar*Label:		Enable Scrollbar
XTerm*vtMenu*jumpscroll*Label:		Enable Jump Scroll
XTerm*vtMenu*reversevideo*Label:	Enable Reverse Video
XTerm*vtMenu*autowrap*Label:		Enable Auto Wraparound
XTerm*vtMenu*reversewrap*Label:		Enable Reverse Wraparound
XTerm*vtMenu*autolinefeed*Label:	Enable Auto Linefeed
XTerm*vtMenu*appcursor*Label:		Enable Application Cursor Keys
XTerm*vtMenu*appkeypad*Label:		Enable Application Keypad
XTerm*vtMenu*scrollkey*Label:		Scroll to Bottom on Key Press
XTerm*vtMenu*scrollttyoutput*Label:	Scroll to Bottom on Tty Output
XTerm*vtMenu*allow132*Label:		Allow 80/132 Column Switching
XTerm*vtMenu*cursesemul*Label:		Enable Curses Emulation
XTerm*vtMenu*visualbell*Label:		Enable Visual Bell
XTerm*vtMenu*marginbell*Label:		Enable Margin Bell
XTerm*vtMenu*altscreen*Label:		Show Alternate Screen
XTerm*vtMenu*softreset*Label:		Do Soft Reset
XTerm*vtMenu*hardreset*Label:		Do Full Reset
XTerm*vtMenu*tekshow*Label:		Show Tek Window
XTerm*vtMenu*tekmode*Label:		Switch to Tek Mode
XTerm*vtMenu*vthide*Label:		Hide VT Window

XTerm*fontMenu.Label:			VT Fonts
XTerm*fontMenu*Foreground:			Black
XTerm*fontMenu*Background:			gray75
XTerm*fontMenu*fontdefault*Label:	Default
XTerm*fontMenu*font1*Label:		Tiny
XTerm*VT100*font1:			nil2
XTerm*fontMenu*font2*Label:		Small
XTerm*VT100*font2:			6x10
XTerm*fontMenu*font3*Label:		Medium
XTerm*VT100*font3:			8x13
XTerm*fontMenu*font4*Label:		Large
XTerm*VT100*font4:			9x15
XTerm*fontMenu*fontescape*Label:	Escape Sequence
XTerm*fontMenu*fontsel*Label:		Selection
!fontescape and fontsel overridden by application

XTerm*tekMenu.Label:			Tek Options
XTerm*tekMenu*tektextlarge*Label:	Large Characters
XTerm*tekMenu*tektext2*Label:		#2 Size Characters
XTerm*tekMenu*tektext3*Label:		#3 Size Characters
XTerm*tekMenu*tektextsmall*Label:	Small Characters
XTerm*tekMenu*tekpage*Label:		PAGE
XTerm*tekMenu*tekreset*Label:		RESET
XTerm*tekMenu*tekcopy*Label:		COPY
XTerm*tekMenu*vtshow*Label:		Show VT Window
XTerm*tekMenu*vtmode*Label:		Switch to VT Mode
XTerm*tekMenu*tekhide*Label:		Hide Tek Window

XTerm*tek4014*fontLarge:		9x15
XTerm*tek4014*font2:			8x13
XTerm*tek4014*font3:			6x13
XTerm*tek4014*fontSmall:		6x10

XTerm*VT100.Translations:		#override Meta<KeyPress>: insert-seven-bit()

XTerm*background:			Black
XTerm*foreground:			Yellow
XTerm*cursorColor:			White
XTerm*pointerColor:			Navy

But despite that the Xterm comes up in white with black text. So,
I put the same file in  /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults, but it
still does not honor it

Can anyone sugest what I am doing wrong?

Unix is very simple, but it takes a genius to understand the simplicity.
(Dennis Ritchie)

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