mcxds Cool! That worked. I was actually going to see what I needed to do to force a foreground color so your timing is perfect! Thanks!
Another note, After a reboot I had to execute that
xrdb ~/.Xresources command again. I'm sure there's a way to have that auto execute on login though. If you have any ideas, that would help to get me motivated to install this on my main machine. 🙂
BTW, I'm running the MATE edition. I am having other difficulties with KDE and I think I'm going to scrap that VM. But MATE is pretty smooth