Issues running Xorg in 8 bit color mode:q
doug.kuvaas at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 10:38:33 PDT 2011
2011/9/16 Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net>
> On Fre, 2011-09-16 at 07:44 -0500, Doug Kuvaas wrote:
> > 2011/9/16 Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net>
> > On Don, 2011-09-15 at 14:26 -0500, Doug Kuvaas wrote:
> > > I have a legacy application that is run from a UNIX host
> > computer that
> > > does not function properly if executed with color depths
> > greater than
> > > 8 bits. When I try to run Xorg in the form of Xorg :0 +bs
> > -wm -retro
> > > -depth 8 -fbbpp 8, all I end up with is grayscale, no color
> > at all.
> > See
> > http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2011-January/018452.html. A
> > sad example of perfect being the enemy of better...
> > Does this mean that want I want to do is no longer supported by Xorg?
> > Or do I need to build a more recent version? RandR isn't needed by my
> > application, so that can certainly be left out if need be
> I'm afraid that doesn't matter. Until it's fixed in the X server, the
> options I see for you are basically:
> * Hack the video driver you use not to set the gamma_set member of
> * Use a driver that doesn't support RandR 1.2 or newer, e.g. fbdev
> or vesa.
> Earthling Michel Dänzer | http://www.amd.com
> Libre software enthusiast | Debian, X and DRI developer
I will give fbdev a try. vesa doesn't work properly. Otherwise I will have
to try hacking the video driver, which might be the better option.
Do you have any idea when this issue might be fixed?
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