Re: asload uses too many colors

Stephen Loewinsohn (
Mon, 28 Sep 1998 15:27:32 -0700

I wish I had noticed this before, but I think the real problem is that
afterstep is still only detecting 8 bit collordepth. Even when I run startx
-bpp 16 or higher, I get this message when afterstep starts up;

detected colordepth : 8

I have a fast graphics card (Matrox Millenium II) so I should be able to
get more colors, right? If so please let me know how.


At 05:52 PM 9/28/98 -0400, you wrote:
>	asload does  use more then a few colors, the pixmap border it has uses a
>gradient of colors...  the only way I got around this on the sun at work
>was to use xload instead of asload, because xload used less colors by far.
>At 03:22 PM 9/28/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>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!
>>Andrew Sullivan | (better)| (worse)
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