I have a working .Xresources file that contains settings for xterm and I’d like to include it in my configuration.nix if possible.
I followed this thread but including the snippet in my configuration file did not produce a .Xresources file.
Is there anything in addition to the snippet that I should include?
Home-manager, which I heartily endorse independently of this particular concern, includes an Xresources module that may help, or at least be educational reading?
Thanks, I glossed over home-manager early on but passed since it seemed like an extra layer. I see your point is that it permits fine grained control, and I agree that module does look promising as a solution.
The snippet creates the Xresources file in the nix store, and loads it using
xrdb on session startup without placing it in your
/etc, i.e. the settings should still take effect.
Thanks for clarifying. I’m still not getting it to work. Is there something else I could be missing? I’m running XFCE4 and using the quasi “startx” DM. I tried including xrdb in my .xinitrc file to ensure it’s starting but to no avail.
And to clarify, my .Xresources content is mostly xterm settings.
I abandoned adding dot files to configuration.nix.
My solution is to create a .Xresources file in
$HOME as I do in other distros, install the nixos package
xorg.xrdb and call it from my .xinitrc using
xrdb ~/.Xresources &&
The results are as expected - xterm preferences correctly applied
It’s not a “nixonic” (<-- sp?) solution, but sharing dot-files via Git is more versatile for me in any event. I also found this: dot files python library which looks cool too.
Thanks to responders for suggestions.