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how can i stop the cursor from blinking in xterm? i have put the following into ~.Xresources:

xterm.vt100.blink: false

and run

xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources

but the cursor still blinks when i open xterm from the gnome activities panel. my xterm version is:

$ xterm -v

and clicking help > about shows details:

GNOME Terminal


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i was actually not on an xterm - i was on gnome-terminal. beware that

echo $TERM

does not mean that you are actually on an xterm.

for gnome-terminal the solution is to do:

gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/cursor_blink_mode --type string off
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Does this persist across logout/reboot? – Tog Sep 28 '13 at 16:40
so far it has yes – mulllhausen Sep 29 '13 at 0:21

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