Comment 37 for bug 421261

frotz (frotz) wrote :

On Thu, 6 May 2010, Thomas Dickey wrote:

>> What's the difference between Debian and Ubuntu to cause Debian's xterm
>> background to be black? Backgrounds are black on Jaunty, but not Karmic
>> and not Lucid. A dirty work-around is to use this command "xterm -class
>> XTerm-color" to spawn an xterm. What can I put in .Xresources to make
>> an xterm always assume that it should use the XTerm-color class?
>
> Debian sets the background color by a modification to
> /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm, combined with
> the /etc/X11/Xresources/x11-common file. That's been discussed, pointed
> out where to look

Looking at the links associated with this bug, I don't see anything about a resource setting that forces xterm to use XTerm-color as if it was specified on the command line.