8 bit fullscreen still problematic

Thomas Chadwick j_tetazoo@hotmail.com
Wed Jan 8 14:01:00 GMT 2003

Have you tried dropping the Windows Desktop down to 256 colors and running 
XWin WITHOUT the -engine or -fullscreen flags?  When all else fails, this 
usually works (but of couse has the undesireable effect of making your 
Windows programs look ugly).

>From: Staf Verhaegen <staf.verhaegen@imec.be>
>Reply-To: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com
>To: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com
>Subject: 8 bit fullscreen still problematic
>Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 10:57:47 +0100
>I still have problems with 8 bit of XFree86. I'm using the latest version 
>available with setup. Also checked to see if there are conflicting 
>cygwin.dlls and this is not the case. I'm running on an NT4 machine.
>I try to start XWin in fullscreen mode with a depth of 8. (Xwin -fullscreen 
>-depth 8).
>With engine 1 the XWin crashes.
>With engine 2 and 4 is starts up but I only get a black and white display 
>when doing XDMCP to RH7.2 with gdm or to HPUX10.20 with CDE. (screen grabs 
>are available and I will post them on request, around 40KB in total).
>The problem is that cadence Virtuoso needs an 8 bit display. I tried 
>running 24bit XWin with -emulatepseudo option but then the program still 
>complains that it can't handle 24 planes.
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