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Bug 5635 - xscreensaver complains that it doesn't get enough colors
xscreensaver complains that it doesn't get enough colors
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-10-06 11:37 EDT by redhat-bugzilla
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:10 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-29 14:40:00 EDT
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Description redhat-bugzilla 1999-10-06 11:37:22 EDT
xscreensaver tells me the following all the time:
imsmap: wanted 50 writable colors, got 0
imsmap: wanted 50 colors, got 26

this is even when i use 32bit depth on my screen and
obviously has enough colors for all my other program

xdpyinfo output:
screen #0:
depths (1):    24

i have a RivaTNT2 card
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-06 11:42:59 EDT
It's trying to get 'writable colors', where it can cycle the

This is usually only available if running in 8bpp mode.

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