not enough to colors to run 8 bit app on PGX32

not enough to colors to run 8 bit app on PGX32

Post by maxwell.. » Tue, 23 Nov 1999 04:00:00

I have a meteorological data display app that is a legacy 8-bit
app.  It has a command line start that checks to see how many
colors it has available, before it tried to start.  It needs
177, and only finds 140 available.  This is with only a web server,
normal processes, some weather decoders running.  No other GUI
-type things except CDE/XSun.  It worked fine two weeks ago
and I have not changed anything on the machine.

I am running Solaris 7 on an Ultrasparc 333 clone with a Sun
PGX32 frame buffer in 8/24 bit mode.  Netscape runs fine
in 24-bit mode.  FYI about a month ago I tried to apply
the PGX32 patch, but it would not install as it could
not find the PGX32 stuff in /kernel.....  The Raptor
install put it in /opt.

Any ideas?  I have done numerous ps -eaf and I can't find anyhting
extraneous running.

Thanks in advance,
Robert Mullenax

Sent via
Before you buy.


not enough to colors to run 8 bit app on PGX32

Post by maxwell.. » Tue, 23 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Well..the problem was a StarOffice icon that was not visible
but had a .dt and .fp file.  I removed those and its fine.
Sorry for the post.

Sent via
Before you buy.


1. X Apps using color tables running on 32 bit color

I need info on how Linux (maybe this is a generic X win question) allows
apps to run that use XAllocColors and color tables.  The problem that I
have is this X app (motif really, hosted on another platform, using
Linux as the display) is requesting some colors, but refuses to run when
the display is my Linux box.  The XAllocColors call fails to allocate
the needed number of colors.  At first, I thought that maybe it has a
problem because my Display had a color depth of 32 bits, and was
confusing the app.  Changing the color depth in XF86Config to 8 bits
didn't work either.  

Anyone know of a good web resouce that discusses X color problems?

Larry Richardson

2. sendmail config problems

3. "Not enough memory to run 16bit color"

4. new motherbord support and Pentium II support

5. Not enough or Too many Color Problem when in 24b mode running S3 Xserver

6. Frequently Asked Questions about Unix (3/4) [Monthly posting]

7. xtici steals the colors, 256 colors are not enough?

8. Laptop install ok - redhat 6.0 on compaq armada 3500

9. 64 Bit Solaris 6 Running 32 Bit Apps

10. Running a 32 bit app on 64 bit h/w

11. ``Not enough memory'' -- 320 Megs not enough???

12. WABI 2.1 fails to run WORD 6.0: This is not enough memory to run Word.

13. Xpool: not enough colors (long)