Re: XForms: Colour problem under Linux

From: Yann Guichoux (
Date: Wed Oct 18 2000 - 05:27:26 EDT

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    # To subscribers of the xforms list from Yann Guichoux <> :

    Mike Holme a écrit :
    > # To subscribers of the xforms list from Mike Holme <> :
    > Hi,
    > I have an xforms application which works fine on our Silicon Graphics workstations but under Linux
    > the colours behave strangely. The following error message was generated, "Failed to share colors.
    > Using private colormap". The application which should be several grays was displayed as blues and greens.
    > Also, if the title bar is clicked on the colours revert back to the correct ones (grays) but the Gnome (Linux)
    > environment is messed up instead. Icons go black for example.
    > Hope this makes sense, does anybody have any idea what the fix might be ?
    > Thanks very much,
    > Mike Holme


    Try to launch your xserver using "startx -- -bpp 16". (16 or higher...)

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