On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 03:42:00 +1030, Tim wrote: > On Fri, 2007-12-28 at 08:00 -0800, Daniel B. Thurman wrote: [...] >> My problem is that blue (0,0,255) is a bright dazzling blue color and I >> need to tone it down a bit to something like "Navy" in X terminology. >> >> How can this be done or is it hardwired? > > Depending on your terminal, you can play with the escape codes so that > it's not blue colour PLUS bright up, or simply change the palette (gnome > terminal has preferences for its "profile" that let you change how the > colour blue, for instance, will be drawn. I second that. Since before Fedora, I've been running gnome-terminal with several tabs, background colors chosen both to be easy on my arthritic eyeballs, and to contrast with one another : user on own machine is soft green, root is a soft blue with deep blood-red letters (deep enough not to blast the eyes, but discernibly red), user running elsewhere over ssh or scp is a soft pink, root/ssh lavender, etc., etc. All this is as easy to do as it is convenient -- and helps keep me from doing the wrong thing in the wrong place under the wrong permissions. All praise to the gnome-terminal developers! -- Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert Fedora 8; Alpine 0.99999, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6; Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2.0.3, Epiphany 2.20, Opera 9.24, Firefox 2.0 Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.