Bug 1176752 - Color configuration disregarded
Summary: Color configuration disregarded
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: konsole
Version: 21
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-12-23 03:52 UTC by Orcan Ogetbil
Modified: 2015-12-02 16:50 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-12-02 06:22:24 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Orcan Ogetbil 2014-12-23 03:52:38 UTC
The color settings in Settings->Edit Current
Profile->Appearance->Edit... are ineffective in Konsole. No matter
what I change the individual colors to, my Konsole colors stay the

I found that the problem lies in /etc/profile.d/256term.sh, which
checks for the existence of the environment variable
KONSOLE_DBUS_SESSION and, in its presence, sets TERM=xterm-256color. This file belongs to the initscripts package.

When TERM is "xterm-256color", the Konsole color configuration is disregarded. I
tweaked the /etc/profile.d/256term.sh file. After changing
the TERM remains the standard "xterm", and now I can change my Konsole colors through the configuration dialog.

I am not sure whether my workaround has undesired side-effects. I did not observe any.

I see that this file was added around F-18, bug #845583. Since Konsole does not
support the 256 colors (at least the configuration dialog does not support it), do we really need TERM=xterm-256color for Konsole?

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2014-12-23 15:04:33 UTC
I cannot reproduce, my colors change when selecting different color schemes fine.

Comment 2 Orcan Ogetbil 2014-12-24 06:01:15 UTC
Hi Rex, I think I wasn't entirely clear.

The problem is not with switching color schemes.

The problem is with altering individual colors inside a color scheme, like tuning the dark green a little lighter.

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2014-12-26 16:42:35 UTC
I tested both cases both color scheme and changing individual colors (background color in particular)

Comment 4 Orcan Ogetbil 2014-12-26 22:33:46 UTC
I confirm that changing the background color works. 

However, changing the other colors, e.g. Color 5 does not work. Can you check this?

Comment 5 Orcan Ogetbil 2014-12-28 05:20:26 UTC
Here are the exact steps to reproduce the bug. 100% reproducible:

1- Open Konsole. Verify that 
    $ echo $TERM
2- Observe the blue colors of the directory names when you do
    $ ls -l /
3- Go to Settings->Edit Current Profile->Appearance Tab
4- Click on the button Edit...
5- Click on the blue box that is directly to the right of the box called Color 5.
6- Make the color lighter, to the extent that you can tell the difference. You can drag the center vertical control upwards to achieve this.
7- Click OK. Click Apply. Click OK. Click OK. All the configuration windows should be closed now.
8- Look at the terminal output. You should still have the "ls -l /" output on screen. Note that the blue color of the directories has NOT changed!
9- Edit /etc/profile.d/256term.sh file via root. Change
Save the file.
10- Open a new tab in Konsole.
11- Verify that
    $ echo $TERM
12- Repeat steps 2-7 exactly.
13- Look at the terminal output. You should still have the "ls -l /" output on screen. The blue color of the directories have now changed to the blue you set on step 6.

I hope this clears things up :)

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