Lack of bold colours is a problem that I have come across with a number of
recent Linux distributions, including RHEL clones, Fedora Core 4, etc.
When using text mode tools such as Midnight Commander (which I put at the
very top of the list of essential utilities to administer a server), I
cannot get bold colours to work. So bold red and bold yellow come out
looking a sort of murky brown, and highlighted files really don't show up
properly. With FC4 I did manage to get some (but not all colours) to work
in bold on the command line when I did a GUI install, but for server use I
would prefer to have a totally text-based installation.
I have experimented with different motherboards and different display
cards, but always find this problem affects command line applications with
these recent Linux distributions.
This is not a Midnight Commander problem as such - it is clearly the fault
of the distributions in some way. However I find it extremely annoying,
and I really don't want to start configuring a new server with a recent
distribution of Linux until I can solve the problem. Older versions of
Red Hat (up to 7.3) did not have this issue. Surprisingly I have not
found any solutions by Googling or by checking the MC archives.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks for any help.
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