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Re: Emacs and Colors and RedHat


From: Peter Boettcher
Subject: Re: Emacs and Colors and RedHat
Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 09:06:49 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.2 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

address@hidden (Kai Gro├čjohann) writes:

> "William D. Colburn (aka Schlake)" <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> At work we are being forced to move from Slackware to Redhat.  Aside
>> from the fact that backspace and delete stopped working, the biggest
>> problem for me is that emacs suddenly has all these colors that make it
>> unsuable.
>
> I apologize for appearing to be dense, but maybe it would help if you
> were to describe what's happening in more detail.  For example, you
> could start describing how you start Emacs, and then you tell us what
> you need to do to see unreadable colors.
>
> And then, maybe a screenshot would be nice.
>
> Others have tried to exercise their crystal balls, but maybe there
> was too much static from the sun this week.

My crystal ball tells me that the distribution switch included an
upgrade from Emacs < v21 to Emacs == v21, which now supports colorized
tty.  Where the OP used to have straight white on black, or vice
versa, he now has beautiful font-locked color in his xterm.  I gather
that the beautiful colors are the wrong choice for his xterm color
scheme, for instance dark blue on black.  I think the OP is asking for
the means to disable color completely on TTY, but he might be even
happier with a quick way to force reasonable color choices for his
(black background?) xterm.

Of course, he might be even happier with running Emacs in its native
windowing mode, but my crystal ball has run out of steam.

-Peter


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