akkana at shallowsky.com
Thu Nov 1 17:11:57 EST 2001
Raven Brooke writes:
> I am trying to have emacs display with a black bg, white fg. I have
> created a .Xresources file in my home directory. I put the .Xresources
> file in my FILESEARCHPATH. No dice - white bg. I have searched in every
> FAQ I can find, but am still not able to determine why emacs ignores my
> .Xresources. Is this even the best way to control this behavior?
I set these in my .Xdefaults:
That works (for XEmacs).
Are you restarting X or running xrdb first, though? Changes made in
.Xdefaults or .Xresources aren't necessarily read by the application;
the X server keeps a "resource database", loaded when you start X,
so if you change something and want to be sure it's being seen,
after changing your .Xresources, type
xrdb -m .Xresources
(if you want to merge the values with whatever's already in the
xrdb -l .Xresources
(if you just want to overwrite everything with the current values;
that's usually what I do).
Then rerun emacs and see if it helps.
I don't know what FILESEARCHPATH is, but it's probably not related
to the X resource files.
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