Need Help With MUA Problem

Myles Green rmg57 at
Wed Jun 1 00:24:33 CEST 2005

On May 31, 2005 17:54, Rich Shepard wrote:
>    Yesterday, I upgraded the OS on my main workstation/server to
> Slackware-10.1 and Xfce-4.2.x (from Xfce-4.0.6). The only residual
> problem is with pine running in a virtual terminal under the X window
> system. I do not know if the problem is within xfce, pine-4.62, or
> some other place. Here's the situation:
>    Pine is invoked from the xfce panel within an rxvt virtual
> terminal. It displays as I want: white text on a black background.
> Pine is configured to use an alternate editor, joe. It's config file
> specifies the use of /usr/bin/joe for message writing. This is the
> same as before. However, what has changed is the appearance and
> behavior of the windows when I create, reply to, or forward a
> message.
>    When I start to compose, reply, or forward, the screen appears as
> above, with the window title of "pine" and the colors correct. There
> is no cursor, however. It must be black-on-black for it's just not
> visible at all.
>    As soon as I move the focus to the body of the message, the
> virtual terminal type switches from rxvt to xterm and the display is
> now black foreground on a white background, the opposite of what I
> want and what it used to be.
>    I have the same problem with slrn for Usenet.
>    Does anyone have a clue where I can fix these issues? I see
> nothing within pine's setup/config and nothing in .joerc or
> .xfce4/xfce4rc. It's the last piece of the puzzle to get me back
> where I was before the upgrade.

Hi Rich,
I haven't run into this problem myself but Xfce 4.2.x doesn't use 
~/.xfce4 anymore, all your config stuff is now under ~/.config

Here's hoping that helps to solve your issue :^)

Myles Green :: Calgary, AB, Canada
Using PC-BSD 0.7 (based upon FreeBSD 5.4)
"Personal computing, served up BSD style!"

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