Re: openwin color depth config question

Fred Henning (fred.henning@brokat.com)
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 21:17:49 GMT



Thanks!  Now I've lost my Xpm libs, but I'm closer to the end of the 
puzzle.

:-)

-fred
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 3/19/01, 12:04:55 PM, Francisco Rojas <rojas@hyperion.ece.arizona.edu> 
wrote regarding Re: openwin color depth config question:


> You need to first start the Xserver in 24 bit mode and be sure that you
> have a 24bit video card. To start the xserver you need to create .xinitrc
> file and somewhere in there you need the commands

> openwin -dev /dev/fb0 (whatever you buffer is) defclass TrueColor 
defdepth
> 24

> afterstep &
> xterm -C &

> etc...





> On Mon, 19 Mar 2001, Fred Henning wrote:

> > 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?
> >
> > TIA,
> > fred
> > fred.henning@brokat.com
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