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Can Xdarwin display 8-bit color rootless?

  • Jonathan

    Jonathan - 2001-10-17

    Hi All.

    This is my first post here, so I apologize in advance if this question has been addressed already.

    I am using X windows on my PowerBook to ssh into my school's UNIX system and run some apps remotely. Problem is, some of the apps require that my X windows session is set to 8-bit color depth. I can do this just fine when I'm going fullscreen using the -depth 8 tag at the end of the startx command like so:

    startx -- -fullscreen -depth 8

    What I would really love to be able to do, though, is run my 8-bit color X apps rootless, alongside my OSX apps. It would just really save a lot of time and cmd-opt-a keystrokes!

    Is this possible with Xdarwin? Also, if I have to go fullscreen, is there a way to change the color depth from within an X window session or do I have to do it when I first start it up?

    Don't know if it matters, but I'm running Xdarwin 1.0a3 with WindowMaker.


    • Torrey T. Lyons

      Torrey T. Lyons - 2001-10-17

      There is currently no way to use 8-bit color in rootless mode. This is a potential feature for XFree86 4.3.

      There is no way to change the color bit depth of X11 once you have started the X server. You need to set it before you start. (This will be easier to do in the next binary update.)


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