Getting dtterm to play nicely with GNOME 2.14.1
I recently posted about my trials and tribulations with GNOME on Solaris and OpenSolaris. My list of grievances, until very recently included another show stopper: my preferred terminal application, dtterm, didn't play very will with GNOME (or perhaps it is vice-versa). Gnome-terminal is very nice, but not quite what I want.
Like most geeks, I run my terminals with green text on a black background. But when I opened dtterm in GNOME, I got an illegible green on light grey. If I tried setting the background to black (e.g., dtterm -bg black), the scrollbar background would also change to black: not what I wanted, and not very legilble.
Before giving up, I thought I'd try my luck with the OpenSolaris community, so I posed my question there. Sun's Laszlo Peter had the answer, and I thought I'd share it here.
To make dtterm play nicely with GNOME, simply put the following lines into your ~/.Xdefaults:
I'm still playing with getting the font the correct size (in my case, 9 points), but I suspect the fix for that will be similar.
Anyways, I hope that this little tidbit helps someone. Enjoy!