Subject: Re: xterm v. xterm-old
To: Thomas Dickey <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/08/2001 16:44:57
[gr removed by request]

# perhaps you don't agree with my wording - but the point is correct.
# > .Xdefaults/.Xresources (the latter is preferred) is loaded once per session
# > and ONLY IFF THE DEFAULT SESSION, however it is started on your system,
# > happens to call xrdb -merge $HOME/.Xresources.
# I tested it before I emailed, just to be certain that .Xdefaults is
# loaded dynamically (I changed the font to 12x24, which is easy to test).
# This is all I've got in my $HOME/.Xdefaults -

That's strange; I just did the same thing and my xterms keep coming up
with the default font as set up in the server.  Does this only work if
you *don't* do the xrdb?

How in the world did you get this to work?  I've never, in my own decade
of working with X, seen this.  Is something else somewhere manually
calling xrdb?

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