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Re: GREAT COLORS IN TEXT MODE! but default foreground colors not respect

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: GREAT COLORS IN TEXT MODE! but default foreground colors not respected
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 14:01:20 +0200 (IST)

On 13 Nov 2001, Daniel Ortmann wrote:

> The system setup file /etc/rc.conf as the following color redefinitions:
> allscreens_flags="-m on VGA_80x50 brown black"
> This is basically an "amber" foreground which is easy on the eyes.
> When emacs starts up the foreground colors are apparently white and an
> extrabright white, hard on the eyes.
> SOMETIMES after a screen redraw my default colors show through.
> Eventually enough keyboard actions are used and the colors go back to
> harsh white on black.

Sorry, I don't understand what are you saying, perhaps because I don't
know enough about FreeBSD console magic in rc.conf.

When Emacs starts on the tty, it doesn't change the colors, because
there's no way (AFAIK) to query the tty about the current colors.  So
the default Emacs display on a tty should normally use the same colors
you had before invoking Emacs.

But you seem to say that Emacs comes up with non-default colors, even
if you invoke "emacs -q --no-start-file", is that right?  If so, the
only way I could explain this is that some command Emacs sends to the
terminal during startup somehow has a side effect of changing the
colors.  Please try to find out what command is that (using
open-termscript, as described in the "Checklist" node of the Emacs
manual would be a useful technique here).

But please do try "emacs -q --no-start-file" first, it's possible that
sime of your customizations or site-wide defaults modify the colors.

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