when ever i logout, rxvt resets to it's out of the box ugly look. Then I have to run the following command to get my settings back.

xrdb ~/.Xresourses

Do i need to do this every time after I logout. please help This is how it looks like after login. enter image description here

I'm using manjaro linux v-10.1.0 and kernal x86_64 Linux 5.2.11-1-MANJARO


The $HOME/.Xresources file is to contain those of your settings that differ from the defaults, and I assume most Linux distributions DO read/merge settings from this file as X starts.

Make sure you have spelled the filename correctly and maybe also set it be readable by everybody with
$ chmod 555 $HOME/.Xresources


edit: Removed "fix" - and replaced it with the correct solution.

  • shouldn't I give a variable name for this alias....and still am I needed to run the command every time before using the terminal (urxvt). – Abrit Pal Singh Oct 12 at 9:14
  • The $HOME/.bash_alias file is just an ordinary text file that Bash interprets "magically" as it starts. So no need to launch it manually and the content doesn't HAVE to be "just" aliases. – Hannu Oct 12 at 9:18
  • thanks it works after I refrenced .bash_aliases in .bashrc. But still i have to load the terminal once more to load the Xresources file. Anyway thanks for help – Abrit Pal Singh Oct 12 at 9:59
  • Replaced the info above. Note the misspelled filename! – Hannu Oct 12 at 10:19
  • Yes I did. 👍🏻 – Abrit Pal Singh Oct 12 at 10:20

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