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Damned color xterms ...

Yesterday, John Chambers gleaned this insight:

> John Abreau writes:
> 	 I believe that if you set the TERM variable to "vt100" instead of "xterm",
> 	 you'll be all set.
> Nope.  I tried both "setenv TERM vt100" and "set term=vt100", and ran
> a top in the window.  In both cases, it came up with its header lines
> in a color that didn't contrast well.  The actual process table  part
> was  the  foreground color, so that was readable, but things like the
> load average, mem and swap use were illegible.

I had a feeling this was going to turn out to be your problem after
remembering having seen this myself.

You need to change the values of the following X resources:

  XTerm*colorBD: White
  XTerm*colorUL: Yellow
  XTerm*colorBDMode: True
  XTerm*colorULMode: True

You can either set the Mode resources to false, or change the colors of
the other two.

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