Was: sylpheed strange behaviour - .Xdefaults skel file?

Mike Mandel mandel at stud.fh-hannover.de
Mon Mar 1 00:06:26 GMT 2004

On Sun, 29 Feb 2004 22:32:05 +0100
Auke Kok <sofar at lunar-linux.org> wrote:

> on the other hand, I would really like to add the following lines to 
> /etc/skel/.Xdefaults:
> XTerm*geometry: 80x34
> XTerm*font: fixed
> XTerm*termName: xterm-color
> XTerm*saveLines: 2000
> XTerm*scrollBar_right: true
> XTerm*reverseVideo: false
> XTerm*loginShell: true
> XTerm*background: black
> XTerm*foreground: gray
> Rxvt*geometry: 80x34
> Rxvt*font: fixed
> Rxvt*termName: xterm-color
> Rxvt*saveLines: 2000
> Rxvt*scrollBar_right: true
> Rxvt*reverseVideo: false
> Rxvt*loginShell: true
> Rxvt*background: black
> Rxvt*foreground: gray
> aterm*geometry: 80x34
> aterm*font: fixed
> aterm*termName: xterm-color
> aterm*saveLines: 2000
> aterm*loginShell: true
> aterm*scrollBar: true
> aterm*scrollBar_right: true
> aterm*background: black
> aterm*foreground: gray
> perhaps entries for gnome-terminal and konsole (do they use xresources?) 
> . My main motivation for using this setup is that the given size, font 
> and colours are as far as I know much more easy on the eyes when it 
> comes to readability and strain on your cones etc. I refuse to work on 
> black-on-white on xterms and hope everyone realises that.
> that said we could at least provide a .Xdefaults file and xsession 
> startup script that sets loginShell: true for all terminal types (I 
> forgot Eterm of course in the above list) so we really help our users 
> getting rid of these insane defaults that date back from when I was 
> wearing diapers (I think).
> sofar
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Maybe I was a little too fast.
Starting sylpheed via xterm works now in KDE 3.2 but it doesn´t
get started by clicking on the icon :-(
I have added now everything above to ~/.Xdefaults and 

if [ -n "$TERM" ] ; then
    . .bash_profile
to .bashrc

When clicking on the shell icon within XFCE4, i don´t 
get the new shell.
I have uncommented out in ~/xinitrc the line

# Uncomment this if you want to load Xresources and/or Xdefaults
# test -f $HOME/.Xresources && xrdb -merge $HOME/.Xresources
test -f $HOME/.Xdefaults && xrdb -merge $HOME/.Xdefaults

The new settings don´t get recognized.
What am I doing wrong?


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