Subject: Re: X Question
To: Toru Nishimura <email@example.com>
From: Andy Doran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/23/1999 09:37:14
Toru Nishimura wrote:
> > I have a 5000/125 running 1.4, with PMAG-A graphics. The system
> > runs fine except all my X apps think they're running in color. So, for
> > example, the buttons in Netscape and Xemacs are all black. When BSD boots
> > it says the display is 1280x1024x8, which implies 8-bit, which is wrong.
1280x1024x8 - that shouldn't really be, but it's not the cause of the
> That's the side effect of the interresting design found in PMAG-A. It
> has every 1 pixel in every byte. LSB takes effects on screen leaving
> remaining 7bit as NOP.
> I guess Andy would provide the solution.
The problem is being able to write 8bpp but still advertise 1bpp
colormap and pixmap depths. Everything I did in the way of code
changes seemed to either write 1bpp or make the Xserver coredump.
We need the advice of an X hacker.