I believe this is a wmconfig setting somewhere; perhaps it's
really an afterstep problem.
When starting X with normal 'startx', wmconfig runs,
selecting 'afterstep' (in my case.) The afterstep
always is created with xterm & nxterm using -bg black and
-fg peachpuff, thus overriding my preferences in
~/.Xdefaults. I don't care for that particular color
combination, and I consider it a bug that wmconfig (or
afterstep) continually overrides my preferences.
I've tried to eliminate all hard coded values in various
config files for wmconfig and afterstep, but can't seem to
get rid of the -bg and -fg values.
Thank you for the suggestion. It has been assigned to a developer for
This is an afterstep request.
AfterStep seems to do this kind of thing for every application.
It appears to be a style decision on their part and we'd get as
much flack for changing it as for leaving it alone, and so there
isn't much to be gained from us trying to maintain a patch to
change this behaviour, regardless of our personal opinions of
the appropriateness of this behaviour.
I suggest that you either choose a window manager that is not
configured this way or lobby the AfterStep maintainers to change