Subject: Re: Ignore this if you're tired of X questions
To: Trouble Free RecepPFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF <>
From: Colin Wood <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/25/1997 01:25:23
Trouble Free RecepPFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF wrote:
> Does anyone know what causes an Xterm popup window to be truncated
> and reduced to useless functionality?
> I.e., when I do CTRL-leftbutton, I see what's supposed to be "Main Options"
> but all I can read is "Main", and I can only select the top option which
> is, I think, "Enable Reverse Video", but I can't be sure because I
> can't see it.
> Any clues?
> [This happens to me on every X platform lately; it can't just be me;
> my X defaults range from nonexistent to fully loaded.]
> Again, if there's a better place for me to look, clue me in.

I had this problem a couple of months ago.  For me, it was having the

xterm*geometry:           80x36

instead of

xterm*vt100*geometry:           80x36

The former sets all xterm-related windows to 80x36, which for menus is
80x36 pixels, not very useful ;-)

I hope this helps.


Colin Wood                       
Component Design Engineer - MD6                 Intel Corporation
I speak only on my own behalf, not for my employer.