Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57936
Root's xterm colors unusable
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
Running X as root, running xterm, background and some text colors are the
same, which makes for instance man pages and 'top' useless.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.login as root and go into X
2.run xterm or nxterm
3.run e.g. 'top' or 'man xterm'
Actual Results: Bold characters are white, as is background. This makes
Expected Results: All text should be a different color from the background.
This is not the case for a regular user login,
Nor does this bite you if you run X as a regular user then 'su -'.
So far, I have been unable to reproduce this problem. It is possible
if there is a bug, that it is due to some differing configurations
between your setup, and my testing setup.
I'm querying internally to get wider coverage and see if anyone
else is able to reproduce this.
Not able to reproduce this yet. Here's what I've done:
1) startx as user (using KDE desktop)
2) open konsole, and then run xterm with no arguments
3) look at a man page, quit, run top
Results: bold shows up in blue - white background
su to root, run xterm - same thing
su - to root, run xterm - same thing
shutdown X, and do startx as root with a .xinitrc containing xterm - same thing.
In all cases, I get blue text for bold on a white background with black
Have you modified any xterm resources?
Yeah, I did some more testing also logging into remote hosts..
still cant reproduce. COuld you give me step by step instructions on
how to reproduce this, and attach your XF86Config-4 and X server logs
as file attachments using the link below (do not cut and paste please).
Still cant reproduce.