Problesm with X application default
stanb at panix.com
Sun Sep 3 15:22:21 PDT 2006
On Sun, Sep 03, 2006 at 08:32:14PM +0100, Daniel Bye wrote:
> On Sunday 03 September 2006 15:33, stan wrote:
> > 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:
> > PPLRESDIR=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/:/usr/lib/X11/app-defaults:/home/
> > 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?
> It's more to do with how KDE handles it, I think. From what reading I did
> about this a while ago, you need to tell KDE to read your X settings as it
> starts. I have a little sh script in ~/.kde/Autostart/load_Xdefaults.sh:
> [ -x /usr/X11R6/bin/xrdb ] && /usr/X11R6/bin/xrdb -load $HOME/.Xdefaults
> Looking at your XTerm file, you should be able to load it in much the same
Thanks, I will give that a try.
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