openwin color depth config question

Fred Henning (
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 19:26:00 GMT

I'm running as 1.8 on sparc (solaris 2.8)--I don't have root perms, so I 
had to install and point to a different path for the program install, but 
I got everything (i think ) installed and running--

However, I can't get as to start at anything greater than 8bpp...I remember 
back in the day when I had as installed on Linux, that you could force the 
Xserver to start at other color depths when doing xinit 
--(colordepth)...But I'm having to go through openwin (I don't think that I 
have any other options...) so I was wondering this dumn question:  how can 
I force openwin to open in > 8bpp?

I can run fvwm95 and get .jpeg backgrounds in full colordepth, so I'm 
assuming that I should be able to get greater colordepths (and I can get 
a picture viewer up to view jpeg, etc...) OTOH, the docs on Xsun don't 
really say--they just say that Xsun24 supports 24bpp...But since anything 
but CDE is unsupported officially, I haven't really been able to find 
from our IT guys.  Also, I noticed a little file called 24to8 in the 
X/bin directory, so mebbe I'm just being spoofed anyways.

Anyway, to cut off this long story, is there a switch to force the 
colordepth, or am I SOL?

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