Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Inspiron 6000 xterm resize
- Results so far from Gabriels suggestions:
Location of default Xresources is /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm and
./XTerm-color. These all are 0:0 and 0644 so they can be read by any
The expected xterm and VT100 lines are there and
xlsfonts | grep 9x15
produces the same for root and user.
There is no .Xdefaults in root whereas there was in the user.
So I removed that file (which I used to configure things like the nedit
skin) and the resizing works now. ISTR I inherited the .Xdefaults file
from a RH-based system and this is a Debian based system so it clearly
didn't work! So I will have to put up with the nedit default for the
moment until I can work out how to change the skin...
Many thanks - your help directed me to the issue!
John Logsdon "Try to make things as simple
Quantex Research Ltd, Manchester UK as possible but not simpler"
+44(0)161 445 4951/G:+44(0)7717758675 www.quantex-research.com
On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, Gabriel wrote:
> Hi John,
> >From your description, my first idea is an xterm/fonts config issue, try:
> - can you access fonts, try to compare output of xlsfonts (should be the same between user and root)
> - has your xterm Xressources been redefined under your account, check: xrdb -query and lines line
> Also check the default ressources file, normally under:
> Can you read the file?
> In that file you should find lines like:
> *VT100*font5: 9x15
> (font5 is large)
> then check you have a font 9x15 with:
> xlsfonts | grep 9x15
> if nothing appears that's where your problem is ...
> Hope this helps,
> Good luck,
> On Monday 28 August 2006 21:39, John Logsdon wrote:
> > I have been running Kubuntu 6.06 Dapper fully updated on my i6000 for some
> > time now and pretty nearly everything works out of the box - sleep,
> > wireless etc etc. However I have an issue with xterm resizing.
> > The PCI bridge is Mobility 915GM and the video hardware is ATI Radeon
> > Mobility M300. I have xserver-xorg-driver-i810 display driver which
> > should deal with i8xx and i9xx. I also have the i128 and i740 drivers -
> > you can't remove them without removing xserver-xorg-driver-all which
> > sounds rather dangerous.
> > The problem is that under an ordinary user, I can't resize an xterm. The
> > prompt (Huge etc) comes up but nothing happens. I can do it under root (I
> > have enabled that as a user) but not under an ordinary user. This is most
> > annoying as I have the system set on micro-font to get the maximum
> > information on the screen (1680x1050 - anyone got more than that?) but
> > just occasionally I like to be able to read it without a magnifying glass!
> > The xterm resize worked nicely on the previous Kubuntu (Breezy Badger) but
> > not on Dapper 6.06.
> > The fact that I cannot do it under an ordinary user but can under root
> > suggests that it is a permissions problem somewhere.
> > Anyone got a clue?
> > Best wishes
> > John
> > John Logsdon "Try to make things as simple
> > Quantex Research Ltd, Manchester UK as possible but not simpler"
> > j.logsdon@... a.einstein@...
> > +44(0)161 445 4951/G:+44(0)7717758675 www.quantex-research.com
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