fvwm-crystal: xterm waaaay too dark

Hmm, I see what you mean. That’s no fun now, is it? What I suggest you do is add the following into your ~/.Xdefaults (or ~/.Xresources file – one of them will exist and/or will be a symlink to one another):

xterm*Foreground:      black
xterm*Background:      white

It’s an example only, so feel free to change the colours. When you’ve done that, run:

$ xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults

And see if that has any effect. If it does, in your ~/.{session,inirtrc} file, add a line:

xrdb -merge~/.Xdefaults

before your main exec line.

– Thomas Adam.