I've one .xinitrc with the following lines:
#!/usr/bin/env bash xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources & xset r rate 200 30 & xterm & #fixme: xterm is not reading loaded .Xresources exec /etc/alternatives/x-window-manager
Why the xterm is not using the settings loaded with the
P.S.: this xterm inside .xinitrc does not use the settings loaded from xresources, but once the wm is running it works right.
I don't remember how to fix it (has been years that I don't play with linux).