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I'm running emacs 24 and trying to change the colour theme but it's not working.

When I start emacs it displays in the default colours. I do M-x load-theme RET tango RET and the colours revert to white on a black background (other themes do the same thing).

I'm running emacs on debian wheezy through a putty window on a Windows 7 host. I've tried a local instance on debian with no change. I've tried both a pre-built package and building directly from a git mirror.

I'm something of an emacs newbie so it's possible I'm doing something stupid. Any help would be much appreciated.


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Have you tried just plain old M-x color-theme RET and then pressing the tab key or whatever the option is next? – lawlist Aug 10 '13 at 2:49
Doesn't seem to be a command M-x color-theme – Steve Homer Aug 10 '13 at 17:59
Well, that may be your problem -- i.e., color-theme is not properly installed, or it is not set up correctly. – lawlist Aug 10 '13 at 18:36
Do you have something like this in your .emacs file?: (require 'color-theme) (color-theme-initialize) (color-theme-robin-hood). – lawlist Aug 10 '13 at 18:43
Maybe I misunderstood -- your title says color-theme. There is no tango color theme included within color-theme by default: Have you installed separately a theme named tango? – lawlist Aug 10 '13 at 18:50

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