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Re: Emacs 21.3.1 appears to ignore X resources

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.3.1 appears to ignore X resources
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 09:20:46 -0500
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> > Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 19:04:33 -0500
> > From: "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden>
> > 
> > I'm running 21.3.1, having just upgraded to Fedora Core 1.
> >  
> > Emacs now appears to be ignoring the X preferences I have set for
> > foreground/background colors and font sizes.  
> Details, please.  A short self-contained example, where Emacs is
> invoked with "emacs -nw --no-site-file" and the X resources that it
> seemingly ignores are kept to the bare minimum, would be most helpful.
> (I don't think Emacs 21.3 ignores X resources in general, so it must
> be something specific to your local setup.)

You're right; I've since found the problem.  You might want to put
this one in whatever online knowledge base you have.

My X resource assignments weren't being ignored but overridden, and
not by Emacs. A stock FC1 setup drops an .Xresources file in your $HOME
that is interpreted after .Xdefaults.  It was stepping on several of
my settings.  Removing the offending lines solved the problem.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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