>I recently installed a solitaire game that was on my SlackWare 3.1
>Linux distribution ... my first "extra" game! When I try to run it I
>get the "xpm: Not enough colors" error message. Does anyone have any
>ideas to "simplify" the game to not require this.
>I'm running Linux V2.0.30, and fvwm95 in 800x600 bpp8 mode. I don't
>have enough RAM to run bpp16 or whatever. I also updated the
>"/usr/i486/linuxaout/lib/libxpm.so.4.?" from 3 to 5 as was required.
I just found xpat2 a couple of days ago; it's a great game! It compares
favorably to the OS/2 and Windows card games with which I'm familiar.
If only I could figure out how to make the "draw" move in Midnight Oil,
I'd be ecstatic! :-)
Anyway, I saw this error message the first time I tried running xpat2.
It turned out that I can't run xpat2 at the same time as any other
X client which requires a large number of colors, such as xfractint
or netscape. I suspect that a colorful background bitmap could also
cause the same problem. I've now solved the problem by switching
to 16 bpp mode, but I found that I could circumvent it in 8 bpp mode by
shutting down any other color hogs.
By the way, my problem went both ways: if I had xpat2 running, and
then started Netscape, the latter would complain about not being
able to allocate enough colors.
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