Bug 41370 - Gnome terminal does not render yellow properly
Summary: Gnome terminal does not render yellow properly
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-utils   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-19 15:09 UTC by mach1
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-22 14:40:08 UTC
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2001-05-19 15:11 UTC, mach1
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Description mach1 2001-05-19 15:09:20 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-3 alpha; en-US; 0.9)

Description of problem:
The gnome terminal (the xterm accessed from the taskbar) does not properly
implement the rendering escape sequence when the color yellow is specified.
When yellow is specified, red is displayed. All other colors are rendered
properly. The problem does not occur with the color xterm accessed from the
utility menu.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Write the escape sequence \033[0;33;40myellow to the terminal.


Actual Results:  The characters `yellow' are displayed in red on a black

Expected Results:  The characters `yellow' should have been displayed in
yellow on a black background.

Additional info:

The failure occurs for both foreground and background specifications. The
problem was first noticed in Red Hat Alpha Linux 6.2, but may have occured
in earlier versions. The color xterm accessable from the utility menu
functions properly. Attached is a text file which can be copied to the
terminal to produce the character seguence `redgreenyellow' in the named
colors. This fails on the Gnome terminal but works on the color xterm.

Comment 1 mach1 2001-05-19 15:11:22 UTC
Created attachment 19011 [details]
Sample text demonstrating problem

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-05-21 18:40:35 UTC
It displays the normal VGA-ish non-bright yellow for me, which is actually
sort of brown.

Comment 3 mach1 2001-05-22 14:40:03 UTC
Exactly my point. Shouldn't it display a dim yellow? I suspect the green
component of the color is smaller than the red component resulting in a color
that is indistinguishable from red unless viewed side by side. For comparison,
display the same colored text using the color xterm or rxvt. The yellow is
clearly yellow even though it is dim. Yellow is commonly considered to consist
of equal parts green and red, regardless of its intensity.

Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2001-05-22 16:47:59 UTC
This is configurable even - try the "rxvt" color scheme in preferences, it uses
bright yellow. The dim yellow is the Linux console emulation mode which is on by

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