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Re: rxvt in native mode, widely spaced characters [Was: Re: why "Sorry, your message has been denied due to keywords found in your subject"?]
Charles Wilson wrote:
However, with regards to rxvt in native mode, the widely spaced
characters you are seeing happens when rxvt can't find, or doesn't
understand, the font you specified.
Well, I didn't specify anything. I haven't touched any of
/etc/X11/app-defaults/Rxvt, ~/.Xdefaults or ~/.Xresources, or given any
options on the command line Iused to invoke rxvt.
I am using whatever the CygWin packages and installer installed on my
machine, which evidently changes in non-intuitive ways when I re-run it
to modify the combinations of packages I have installed even though I'm
not (consciously) touching any X11 or font-related packages).
Just now, I tried installing the ruby package, and as soon as I started rxvt,
it started in messed-up form--widely spaced characters, in yellow, on a dark
blue background--rather than the way it started immediately before--normally
spaced characters, in black, on a white background.
Does that color change give any hints regarding what's happening (what
unrelated thing got modified when I re-ran cygwin.exe to install Ruby)?
Hmm. Those colors seem to match what's in /etc/defaults/etc/X11/app-defaults/Rxvt:
Rxvt*font: -bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono-medium-r-normal--*-160-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1
Rxvt*boldfont: -bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono-bold-r-normal--*-160-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1
What's the command to determine which cygwin package installs that file?
Is there a dependency problem in that that package does not depend on the package
containing the font that that first package depends on?
Most importantly, how to I get rvxt to work right (and consistently)?
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