I am using emacs-21.2.2 under Slackware 9.0 Linux. Although it is called
emacs (by Slackware), it looks like xemacs. Anyway, I am using syntacs
coloring for programming which causes the comments and some of the other
keywords to be almost invisible agaist the default gray background of emacs.
I have tried to change the background colore (like in the old days using a
.emacs file) to no avail. There was a post from Chris asking about changing
the color of the cursor with the lisp code he used to change it. His code
(cursor-color . "greenyellow")
(cursor-type . box)
which worked fine. So I added a line under the cursor to change the
background color: (background-color ."red") and restarted the emacs. The
color was red for a fraction of a second before it changed back to the old
gray. Where is this color set? By the way I have also tried to change the
color from the menu: Edit --> Text Properties --> Background Color -->
and set it but the actual color of the background does not change.
I appreciate any help fixing this problem.