Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108962
An X/Motif display applications colormap reverts from a private colormap to system default colormap when accessing any of the applications Menubars
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:59:05 EDT
Description of problem:
I have several custom X/Motif display applications which were
developed and have been working perfectly under Solaris, IRIX, HP-UX
and the Redhat Motif Window Manager. However under Redhats KDE the
colormap reverts from a private colormap to system default colormap
when accessing any of the applications Menubars.
The system is a new Dell 3.0Ghz Pentium with the highest power Quadra
Nvidia board one can buy. I have loaded the latest Nvidia driver and
relevent Redhat patches.
I have read Ids 65310, 65740 and 91217 and avoid the color allocation
problem by allocating and installing an application specific
colormap. This is valid and well documented in the X/Motif manuals,
and this works well under the above OSs / WMs except KDE. The system
is set up for 8 bit Pseudo color since the applications required
plane separation which 24bit TrueColor does not support. I have tried
Nvidias 8 bit overlay with 24 bit normal configuration but the driver
still seems not to support it and some documentation suggests the
overlay will only be on the first monitor of a multi monitor system
(NG). I have also tried both SLS (Single Logical Screen) and Dual
I have made numerous modifications to application to explicitly
install the colormap into every menubar and its children. I have also
explicitly advised the Window Manager as to the new colormap, still
with no luck.
Since the application works fine under Redhats Mwm, the Motif Window
Manager, I have to to suspect KDE.
Do you have any ideas which might fixed this?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Select any menubar item - colormap reverts to standard
3.Select any area or any other button - colormap reverts to
Colormap reverts to KDE standard map when selectin menubar.
Colormap should remain fixed at installed private map.
This bug is reported against old release of Red Hat Linux or Fedora Core
that is no longer supported. Chances are that it has been already fixed in
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Closing as CANTFIX.