XDRIVER24 (was: Calcomp Drawing Board III)

Schmidt avenues at sonnet.com
Sat Mar 1 21:29:50 EST 1997

Does the XDRIVER24 allow you to display more that 256 colors in GRASS? 

Jim Schmidt
GIS Instructor
Columbia College
Sonora, Ca.
avenues at sonnet.com

At 07:58 AM 2/27/97 CST, you wrote:
> Steve --
>  I went through this just recently.  As Angus suggested, you
> can use the XDRIVER24 for 24 bit graphics; however that will 
> not allow you to switch to float colormode. A second solution
> is to switch X from default of 24 to 8 bit mode when starting
> the window manager. I am using openwin, so my .login file uses
> the following line to start openwin:
> /usr/openwin/bin/openwin -dev /dev/fb defdepth 8
> Other applications (notably GRASSLAND) may also malfunction
> under 24 bit graphics and benefit from the switch to 8bit.
> Note that if you are also using Arc/Info the documentation 
> says it requires 24 bit graphics on sol2.5.
>Eric Ohler
avenues at sonnet.com

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