Bug 91217 - pseudocolor colormap filled by render extension to X server
pseudocolor colormap filled by render extension to X server
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-05-19 21:35 EDT by Steve Jepsen
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-19 22:24:28 EDT
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Description Steve Jepsen 2003-05-19 21:35:19 EDT
Description of problem:

applications attempting to allocate colors fail when the user
has selected a 256-color pseudocolor installation

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

apparantly this problem was introduced in xfree86-4.2.0 and,
contrary to statements made by mike harris in:


in response to "questions on PseudoColor 8-bit support on 4.2.0",
a workaround has apparantly not been released as part of  4.3.0..

How reproducible:

100%, on my system..

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  set 8-bit color mode
2.  run an application which needs to allocate at least one color cell
Actual results:

failure to allocate any color cells .. black

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-19 22:24:28 EDT
No, you are 100% wrong here.

This problem was indeed fixed in 4.3.0, and can be configured using the
appropriate mechanisms, just exactly like I said it would be in the email
that you quoted.

You can use the XFree86 documentation for details, or XFree86 mailing lists
if you require technical support assistance on configuring your X server
et al. to get this to work properly.

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