Hi, I hope someone will be able to help with this. I've already checked all resources I could google but still can't get it to work. Basically my terminal can show more than 16 colors but emacs doesn't want to use these colors.
I run FreeBSD (7.1-RELEASE) as a virtual machine and use it without any X interface, only through ssh from a Windows machine (the host). I have set up both putty and ssh in cygwin to report term type as 'xterm-256color' (putty in the configuration window and xterm using -tn command line parameter). That part works fine because I can run scripts available on the internet (256colors2.pl, colortest), which surely show more than 8 colors in my terminal window. The problem is when I run emacs and type: M-x list-colors-display. Emacs shows only boring 8 colors (not even 16). A bit about my configuration. Emacs was compiled without X11 support (from ports emacs-nox11-22.3). I also don't have xterm installed. I tried to set env variable TERM=xterm-256color but it didn't help. There is a special note about using terms in emacs in "/usr/local/share/emacs/22.3/lisp/term/README" I unpacked xterm.el.gz from that folder and tried to supply it as term/xterm-256color.el or term/xterm.el to emacs, but that also didn't work. It is interesting to note, that when I type: tput color I get different values depending on the user and terminal: user grzesiu, putty, TERM=xterm-256color, tput colors: 114 the same user, putty and TERM value, but tput colors: 123, another trial and output is 80 user root, putty, TERM=xterm, tput colors: 184 the same user and putty, but TERM=xterm-256color, tput colors: 115 user grzesiu, ssh from cygwin, TERM=xterm-256color, tput colors: 139 I don't understand these values because when I run these scripts above I don't see any difference in colors shown (subjectively). In neither of these configurations emacs show more than 8 colors. Any ideas or suggestions greatly appreciated. Regards GregJ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"