Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 434659
On black background, an inverse-video at sign doesn't show
Last modified: 2008-04-08 23:53:08 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm addicted to crawl http://sourceforge.net/projects/crawl-ref, a roguelike
game. As currently Gnome is broken beyond usage, I'm using XFCE. And in Terminal
the at sign representing the character doesn't show. In an xterm or
gnome-terminal it works fine.
crawl uses a black background, and uses curses.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ncurses-libs-5.6-15.20080112.fc9.i386 (crawl uses ncursesw)
Steps to Reproduce:
Should I attach the executable, or the source tarball, for the game?
Interesting, as both Terminal and gnome-terminal use the 'vte' package for their
You have a black background, what is your cusor color set to? Text color?
If you change the preferences->advanced-> $TERM from 'xterm' to 'vt100' does it
Setting it to vt100 and resetting the Terminal gives an at-sign. Cursor and text
are black, background white.
I just tried side by side with gnome-terminal, there it works
Sorry, no. I did X in the game (shows an overview of the dungeon level), there
the at sign shows, going back to the "normal" view and the at is gone again.
Shows just as a black space (on black).
I'm really not sure how to track this down further...
Would you be willing to file an upstream bug?
Or if you prefer I can file one for you?
Sorry, I was away (from this bug).
Where should I file?
Or if you don't want to deal with another account there I can file it...
Just let me know if you would like me to do so.
Reported as http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3925.
Strangely, today (no changes in Terminal, ncurses-libs!) the game shows as black
characters (only, no colors for potions or others!) on white. I hacked together
one of the ncurses examples to compile, that one I attached upstream.
Shall we keep this open as a reminder in case upstream has a patch we need to
apply? Or go ahead and close it now?
I added myself to CC on the upstream bug.
If there is anything further I can do, please let me know.
I'm just the bug reporter here, whoever is the owner of the package should make
Well, since I am CC'ed on the upstream bug I should be able to see when/if there
is activity on it, so I will go ahead and close this UPSTREAM.
Feel free to reopen or file a new bug if you spot anything further.