Comment 2 for bug 438850

Thomas Dickey (dickey-his) wrote :

Not a bug in xterm, but a limitation of the X libraries.

http://invisible-island.net/xterm/xterm.log.html#xterm_188
Patch #188 - 2004/5/12 - XFree86 4.4.99.6

modify initialization of 256- and 88-colors so that colors beyond 16 are normally not X resources. This works around a hard-coded limit in Xt which breaks xterm when 256-colors and luit are both configured (report by Noah Friedman).