|Summary:||Linux conf requires a higher bit depth than standard VGA to run|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||mfranz|
|Component:||linuxconf||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-04-10 02:50:25 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description mfranz 1999-01-13 04:55:46 UTC
I was shocked to find out that linuxconf would not run with a generic VGA driver (16 color VGA) for X installed. If Linux is to get easier to use, all the utils should work at any bit depth from within X. I was running on an AMD K6-350 3Dfx Banshee 16MB running generic VGA X drivers clean install - No other programs other than "server" Linux installed.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-19 21:38:59 UTC
I have been able to replicate this problem in the test lab. Linuxconf when run from an xterm, complains by saying: remadmin (GUI frontend) exiting abnormally Also, the usermode utilities such usermount, userinfo, and userpasswd will not work correctly in 4 bit color. The complain: ** ERROR **: unable to find a usable color depth Aborted (core dumped) Since these all rely on gtk then it is possible gtk is causing the problem in low color situations.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-02-10 18:36:59 UTC
There are no intrinsic limitations in the gnome-linuxconf front end for 16-bit color, so this must be a Gtk (or slightly possibly GNOME) limitation. This may have been improved with recent development versions of Gtk. This bug has been reassigned to QA for testing with latest development Gtk/GNOME.
Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 1999-04-10 02:50:59 UTC
I have verified that this is fixed with the latest Gtk and GNOME. We can't back-port this to 5.2 as an errata item, but as a workaround, you can run gnome-linuxconf in terminal mode with either linuxconf --text or DISPLAY= linuxconf (note, the space after the = is important)