Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 237793
font color problem
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:20:45 EDT
I'm using mc-4.6.1a-35.fc6 on three different
machines. There is a problem with the directory colors
showing the same as ordinary files, and not bold white.
When I highlight a file with the insert key, it shows up as
a rusty brown color, not yellow. The same applies to the
yellow highlighting in the dialogues.
Any ideas why this is happening please, and what to do to
fix the colors so they work correctly?
Other Linux distros mc packages worked OK on these
platforms, including SuSE, Debian, and Kubuntu.
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the CLI version of mc - (not the X11 version as that works OK)
The problem is that the default font for console font doesn't support "bold"
extension and uses wider range of characters (512) instead. For that reason the
font support only 8 colors. You need a font that support more colors. To do this
This font supports 16 colors.
Thanks for that Jindrich. I have added the setfont lat1-16 command to my
/etc/profile file, and now whenever I log in as root or normal user under the
CLI and start mc,the font problem is resolved. (Would it not be better to
support a 16 color font as standard if FC CLI mode?)
However, when running KDE and logging into a root shell, I get the following
putfont: PIO_FONT: Invalid argument
[root@fc6-localhost ~]# qps
This doesn't happen as a normal user. There does not seem to be any adverse
effects either after getting this message. mc font colors still work ok.
Apparently, according to Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams from the Fedora Core
"The correct fix is to change the console font that is being used in the
appropriate configuration file (which is /etc/sysconfig/i18n, for those
not paying attention)."
So I changed that to:
and removed the patch at the end of /etc/profile.
It works fine now, Maybe this could be the default font for Fedora 8 please?