I have added
(set-background-color "blue") to my
~/.emacs (just for test purposes). When I run Emacs in windowed mode this makes the background color blue (as expected), but when I run Emacs in terminal mode in the GNOME Terminal (with or without an associated X display), the background color remains what it was when running the shell I used to start Emacs, which is black.
(set-background-color "blue") work when I run Emacs in the GNOME Terminal, and what must I do instead to change the background color? Is it possible to do this in Emacs or do I need to change the color scheme of the terminal?