[rescue] cgsix question

Joshua D Boyd jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu
Sun Dec 1 13:15:19 CST 2002

On Sun, Dec 01, 2002 at 02:14:01PM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Sunday, December 1, 2002, at 01:39 PM, Joshua D Boyd wrote:
> >The ZX has a number of interesting features.  First, it's overlay plane
> >allows both 24bit and 8bit graphics simultaneously, so you can run the
> >GIMP in 24bit, but Mozilla in only 8 bit, and doom in 8 bit, and yet
> >have no color flashing from conflicting palletes.  Well, in theory you
> >can do that.  I'm not sure how you force a program to not auto-detect
> >that the Xserver is 24bit capable so that it runs in 8bit mode.
>   If memory serves, an X application can query the X server for the 
> visuals it supports, and look through them to see how it wants to 
> run...then there's another call to actually tell the X server what 
> visual to use to display that client's stuff.

Yes, I believe you are correct.  But that doesn't mean that GTK or QT
applications that many of us use will deal with this in the way we want
them to.

Joshua D. Boyd

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