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Re: Color symbols problem w/ native xorg under current

On Mon, 3 Nov 2008 19:55:55 +0100
Peter Bex <> wrote:

> Hi there,
> Now I have xorg up and running, and removed the pkgsrc xorg, I noticed
> a really strange problem: Named colors can be used, but direct
> rgb specifications are not recognised properly.  For example:
> $ xterm -fg green
> works without problems (and shows a green foreground color), while
> this happens with a color specification:
> $ xterm -fg \#2a9
> Warning: Color name "#2a9" is not defined
> Even stranger is the fact that xterm continues to start up and
> displays the blueish color that 2a9 is.
> xdpyinfo tells me I'm on a 24 bits default visual, and
> multimedia/mplayer and www/links-gui display high-color pictures just
> fine.
> twm (from pkgsrc, as the base one has problems with its default config
> file, apparently) also complains: invalid color name "rgb:2/a/9"
> This is on macppc, with userland from ~two days ago.
I see the same thing on i386 from a week ago.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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