[SunRescue] SS4 + TCX

James Lockwood lockwood at ISI.EDU
Mon Jul 19 20:53:21 CDT 1999

On Mon, 19 Jul 1999, Chris Conn wrote:

> I have acquired a SS4/110 with an onboard TCX...However, I was to learn
> later that the SS4 has only an 8-bit video capability...what can I do to
> improve my video display?  Being an ex-linux user, the first thing I
> installed after Solaris is AfterStep, and I have to admit that I am not
> as eager as I thought I would be after using TrueColor for so long.

If you want 24-bit color, get an Ultra or SS20SX.  The other choices are
either not supported or not worth using at this point.  The SS4 has a
VSIMM socket for adding video RAM, but this only increases the possible

> Also, what is tcxconfig {linear | nonlinear}.  What is the difference?

These are only applicable to the S24 card (in a SS5):

     linear    Set  linear  visual  to  be  the  default   24-bit
               TrueColor  Visual.   This  means  colors  will  be

     nonlinear Set nonlinear visual  to  be  the  default  24-bit
               TrueColor Visual.


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