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Re: Emacs and Colors and RedHat

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs and Colors and RedHat
Date: 02 May 2003 21:44:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

"William D. Colburn (aka Schlake)" <address@hidden> writes:

> At work we are being forced to move from Slackware to Redhat.  Aside
> from the fact that backspace and delete stopped working, the biggest
> problem for me is that emacs suddenly has all these colors that make it
> unsuable.
> I have compared lisp file and settings inside emacs from both Slackware
> and Redhat, and they both seem identical.  I tried compiling a stock
> emacs from the source I used to make my Slackware emacs, and it had
> colors under Redhat.
> Blue and some kind of purple seem to the favorite color for emacs to
> use, and tragically I can't read anything in those colors.  This has
> made using the help inside emacs especially painful.  I tried using
> xterm-mono as my TERM, but colors still appear.
> Does *anyone* know how to turn this off so that I can go back to a
> readable screen with emacs?

Put the following into your ~/.Xresources file:
Emacs.Background: white
Emacs.Foreground: black

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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