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Installing snapd on fedora seems to have had a weird effect on the X installation and I need advice on how to debug it. System is Fedora 36 and I have FVWM on X. Until today on login /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc-common would find my ~/.Xresources file and load (technically -merge) it. After the install this file is ignored. The system-wide /etc/X11/Xresources is getting loaded on login, but the local one isn't. For example, putting my personal settings in the global file has the desired effect.

Manually calling $ xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources from a terminal does nothing, while $ xrdb -load ~/.Xresources clears the database but doesn't load anything ($ xrdb -q now has no output). $ xrdb -load /etc/X11/Xresources has the same effect (even though at login the file is loaded). Running the commands as root has no effect either. I am at a loss: how does one debug the interaction between xrdb and the X server?

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  • have you found the root cause or solution? Sep 18, 2023 at 21:17

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