On Wednesday 22 August 2001 4:20 pm, Brendan Bispham wrote:
> thanks (and to martin) - but still having problems:
>
> 1) Do I have to restart X for the Xresources to take effect?
> 2) Which color is which?
>
> This is what Ive done:
> made xt52502, with the xterm -name "test5250"
> entered in Xresources:
> test5250*color1:blue
> test5250*color8:blue
>
> If I do ps x, it shows with a name of test5250 (although the title is
> xt5250 - test5250)
>
> The color is green, the xterm menus are white.
>
> I guess Ive got the colors wrong, or I need to edit Xdefaults or a typing
> mistake, but having to shut down X each time is getting boring - I've been
> here before.
>
> Brendan

That's one of the reasons I like the xrdb route - it's instant with no need
to restart X. I got very tired of doing that trying to work out which colours
were which. Unfortunately, once I'd tracked done the ones I wanted, I threw
away the bit of paper with them all written down :-( You could certainly try
doing an xrdb of a seperate file initially, to get the colours as you want
them, then implement them more permanently in .Xresources. From my settings,
color0 matches to black (background) and 4&12 are blue (Fkey text on standard
IBM screens) which are just cyan on an untweaked tn5250 install.

Regards, Martin
--
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Open Source test environment tools for the AS/400 / iSeries and
miscellaneous database & spooled file management commands.


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