Failed colour depth detection on treo 270?

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urbanwolf
2005-06-11
2013-04-25
  • urbanwolf
    urbanwolf
    2005-06-11

    I'm using a treo 270 (256 colours) running (I think) palmos 3.5H5, and Padict seems to be detecting my pda as black and white, as I can't see any colours or shades being used, and PocketKanji feedback seems to be disabled. Is this a problem with me, or a known issue? Should I post this in the bugs section?

     
    • right now, we accept the "current setting" of the PDA, and on some older machines (i.e. my PalmVx that supports gray-scale) the default is b&w. We will add proper detection & switching to color/grayscale mode. To make sure you get it, please submit a bug report :)

       
    • Nell
      Nell
      2005-12-05

      I have the same problem in a Palm IIIc, PalmOS 3.5.0.

      Should I submit another bug report? Sorry, I'm not sure of the etiquette here :)

       
      • well, as no bug report seems to have been submitted yet, you might very well submit one :)

        In any case this is a known problem and I think there's a workaround for this, by using a small tool that switches the color depth from default b&w to colors. Can't remember the name though. Maybe someone else will help out?

        If you submit a bug report, it will most definitly be fixed in the upcoming version.

         
      • sorry, me again :)

        I just found the bug (the name was different to what I expected), so please don't file a new bug.

        best regards,
          Lars

         
        • Nell
          Nell
          2005-12-05

          I won't submit the bug then.

          If you remember the name of the app you mention, I'd appreciate it if you posted it here.

          Thanks!

           
          • After digging a little bit (believe me, Spotlight is one of the greatest features ever. Just get a Mac and enjoy ;)) I found this post. I don't know if this helps for colored devices, too, but it might be worth a try:

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            Read and respond to this message at:
            https://sourceforge.net/forum/message.php?msg_id=3214123
            By: pappaman

            Ah, maybe you already know this: monochrome Palms must be hacked to switch to
            greyscale, since they default to 1bpp.
            I use Toggle, a small sw found here:
            http://www.ardiri.com/index.php?redir=palm&cat=toggle

            After toggling to 2 or 4 bpp, standard and many other apps change their look
            surprisingly.

            I hope this may help you.

            ganbatte kudasai, Lars ;-)

             
            • Nell
              Nell
              2005-12-05

              domo arigatou!!

              Mac user here too :) My google-fu failed, though. Thanks for the help!

               
              • does it work, than? If it does, I would post a note on the website.

                 
                • Nell
                  Nell
                  2005-12-06

                  In my case it didn't work :( The toggle app works fine, but there was no change in PADict.