[ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No Direct Input Test (Win9x & NT/2000)

Cronin B. Vining vining@zts.com
Thu Oct 26 14:55:00 GMT 2000

I just tried them on two different WinNT/SP6 boxes

Box #1:  old installation works fine.  Test files give a flash of a black
window, which closes too fast to read anything.

Box #2:  old installation never did work (previously reported Direct Draw
Init failure).  Test files give a flash of a black window, which closes too
fast to read anything.


  - Cronin

>-----Original Message-----
>From: cygwin-xfree-owner@sources.redhat.com
>[ mailto:cygwin-xfree-owner@sources.redhat.com]On Behalf Of Harold Hunt
>Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 3:26 PM
>To: Cygx (E-mail)
>Subject: RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No Direct Input Test (Win9x &
>Hasn't anybody tried the test release yet?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Harold Hunt [ mailto:Harold@compasstechnologies.com ]
>Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 1:57 PM
>To: Cygx (E-mail)
>Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No Direct Input Test (Win9x &
>You can download a test replacement for XWin.exe and xf_dx.dll
>from one of
>the following:
> http://www.msu.edu/~huntharo/OverlayAndNoDITest.tar.bz2
> ftp://sources.redhat.com/pub/cygwin/xfree/test
>I would download from MSU, as it's nice and fast; plus, my
>tuition should be
>good for something, eh?  :)
>Before you extract, be sure to backup your original XWin.exe
>and xf_dx.dll
>Extract the test archive like so:
>cp OverlayAndNoDITest.tar.bz2 /usr/X11R6/bin
>cd /usr/X11R6/bin
>mv XWin.exe XWin.orig.exe
>mv xf_dx.dll xf_dx.orig.dll
>bunzip2 OverlayAndNoDITest.tar.bz2
>tar -xf OverlayAndNoDITest.tar
>Edit your /usr/X11R6/bin/startxwin.bat file to contain the
>following line,
>where %WIDTH% is the desired window width, %HEIGHT% is the
>desired window
>height, and %DEPTH% is your current display depth, in bits
>(not the number
>of colors, e.g. 16 bits instead of 65536 colors or 8 bits
>instead of 256
>start XWin -screen 0 %WIDTH%x%HEIGHT%x%DEPTH%
>An example configuration would be like follows:
>start XWin -screen 0 640x480x16
>Unfortunately, overlays must be allocated in video memory in
>addition to the
>video memory required for your current display resolution and
>depth.  Your
>window size should require no more video memory than you currently have
>free, so be sure to start off with small window sizes to
>ensure success.
>Try decreasing your current display depth if you cannot get
>XWin to start
>(don't forget to keep the depth in your startxwin.bat file in
>synch with
>your current display depth).
>Please post to the list if the test works for you (include your OS,
>Please post to the list if the test does not work for you
>(include your OS,
>video card info, and language).
>Please post your suggestions to the list.
>Please try not to be overly critical, as this is just a test :)

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