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From: Ed Kubaitis <>
To: Sam Fans <>
Cc: Wily Fans <>
Subject: Re: wily-9libs and sam-9libs on 24-bit Linux display
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 19:16:50 -0400
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

"Mark H. Wilkinson" wrote:
> Jim Crigler wrote:
> > Before I delve into the particulars, is does anyone know in advance why
> > wily-9libson a 24-bit Linux display works fine (modulo I can't use the capslock
> > key), while sam-9libs (samterm, actually) balks?  They were built in the same
> > 9libs hierarchy at the same time.
> Probably because sam allocates new bitmaps for things like pop-up menus while wily
> doesn't (not having menus) - if you run the libXg test program does it crash when
> it gets to the menu test on the same display?
> libXg just doesn't work with some bitmap depths, notably 15bpp. However, I thought
> it worked Ok on 24bpp displays so I'd like to dig a bit more to find out what's
> going on.
> -Mark.

FWIW, on RH Linux 6.2 recently, I had to backoff 24bpp to 16 to make an
ancient (circa 1993-4) version of libXg/samterm functional.

Ed Kubaitis (
CCSO - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  reply	other threads:[~2000-05-09 22:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2000-04-17 14:58 Jim Crigler
2000-05-08 22:22 ` Mark H. Wilkinson
2000-05-08 23:16   ` Ed Kubaitis [this message]
2000-09-24 20:30     ` Bill Meahan

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