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White background problem

From: Klas Nordberg
Subject: White background problem
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 23:14:48 +0000

Recently, I installed RedHat Linux 7.2 without any major problems, and I
got emacs version 20.7-41 which worked fine.  However, when I later
installed all the rpms related to bug fixes and updates something has
happened to the visual appearance of my emacs.

Previously there was a dark green background color and light yellow
characters. After the updates, the background is the same (dark green)
but all characters (except those in the status line at the bottom) are
displayed in black on white background.

As far as I can see, I did not make any update of emacs after the 7.2
installation, so this problem may be related to other programs or
packages which emacs interacts with.  Since there where ~100 packages
updated, I have no idea where to look.

The last changes in .emacs and .Xdefaults are before emacs worked fine.

Any help/suggestions on how to remove this annoying effect is highly

Klas Nordberg

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