On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 09:42:04PM +0200, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > After some trial and error, I put > > XTerm*color7: #bebebe > > in my .Xdefaults. Now the yellow sysinstall font is much more legible > inside an xterm. This works for both xterm and rxvt. The rxvt man page > proved very useful. > > Now I have solved my problem but other users may experience the same > problem. Is it possible to modify sysinstall so that it uses a darker > background gray when run inside xterm?
I'm not sure this is desirable or recommendable. There are some terminal emulation programs -- specifically, PuTTY -- which emulate TERM=xterm. The RGB colours in PuTTY look just fine: quite legible. The key problem here is this: there are no more darker grey backgrounds available with the limited colour set available. You get one grey bg -- sequence \e[47m; -- and that's it. If you want other colours, you have to have a 256-colour xterm compiled, which supports an extended palette, and there's no way to detect if someone has such a capable terminal (basing it on $TERM is not correct). This is one of the limitations of (pardon my use of this term) ANSI colour palettes. Background colours are more limited than foreground. > If not, we should add a note in the handbook. An entry in the Handbook could be: "If the default colours chosen are hard to read or make text illegible while using xterm or rxvt, please see <some reference material> for how to adjust the RGB values for grey and other colours". Ideally, we should see about getting rid of the whole grey background thing -- otherwise, stick with using black text with bright red letters for the quick-jump menu keys. -- | Jeremy Chadwick jdc at parodius.com | | Parodius Networking http://www.parodius.com/ | | UNIX Systems Administrator Mountain View, CA, USA | | Making life hard for others since 1977. PGP: 4BD6C0CB | _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"