Re: asload uses too many colors

Andrew Sullivan (
Mon, 28 Sep 1998 15:22:32 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 28 Sep 1998, it was written:

> When I tried to put asload in wharf all my applications use the wrong
> colors, and when I try to run asload from Xterm or the Run Command form,
> I get the error not enough free color cells. It seems to me that asload
> should only need to use two colors to run, so why does it hog all the
> colors? Please let me know if there is a way around this problem.

I doubt it does.  I suspect, instead, that you already have all the other
colours allocated.  When a new set of colours is allocated, all the ones
in the first set get buggered.

This is particularly true of "composite" colours, which require more than
one of the standard 256 to display in the colourmap.  Try picking a colour
which is _exactly_ the same as another one already defined on the screen.
Now, if that is something you've already done, or if it doesn't work,
you've got me!

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