Subject: Re: Off tangent X question...
To: Arne Henrik Juul <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: [This is my bacque pas, this is my faux pas] <email@example.com>
Date: 10/22/1997 23:23:59
[can someone please point me to a more relevant mailing list so I don't
annoy everyone with this garbage?]
Arne Henrik Juul sez:
* xterm -fn '-*-cour*-m*-r-n*-12-*'
* > To make it even more puzzling, I get NO error output when I start an
* > xterm from the command line.
* > In fact, NONE of my X properties as returned by 'xrdb' seem to be taking
* > effect.
* sounds like it... at my machine, doing this:
* frida:~:$ xrdb
* XTerm*Font: -*-cour*-m*-r-n*-12-*
* frida:~:$ xterm
* works as expected (xterm with default settings, white background
* etc, but the right courier font). Could you try that?
If I then re-read my .Xdefaults file, which has the line XTerm*Font
as described above, I still get font 'fixed' with no warnings.
I've tried with:
...and so on, mixing case as appropriate [with the appropriate font on
the other side of the property rule, of course...].
* no... maybe your X resource database and/or ~/.Xdefaults are screwed
* up somehow? It might of course be a problem with the specific version
* you used; I use my self-compiled X (6.3 pl2 on the sparc). But I
* doubt that others could miss seeing such a problem.
I'd _LOVE_ to hear from them. Could someone PLEASE tell me what might be
Can't be mixed libs because I blew away the original installation before
I installed this one, just to be on the safe side.
If I specify fonts via -fn, there are no problems [I have the old
suntools serif16 and gallant19 fonts in bdf format if anyone wants
them -- I use gallant19 as the default font for failsafe sessions,
placing a 80x34 window right over the console space :-)].
* - Arne H. J.
Friends don't let friends use System V.