Re: Palette's problems.
On 28-Dec-99, you wrote:
R> Hi all,
R> I installed linux on amiga1200. I got a TV and I don't use a monitor.
R> Well, I can run X-Windows whitout any problems, but if I want to run
R> for example
R> GTKICQ or ARENA, I got an error of palette. These are the outputs:
R> gtkicq -> gdk_imlib: Cannot find palette. A palette is required for
R> this mode Gdk-message:
R> ** error **: sigsegv caught
R> arena -> Arena.AllocGreyScale: Can't allocate standard grey palette
R> These are the errors. I can't run gtkicq and neither Arena.
R> I couldn't find any documentation about Arena or Gtkicq that tells me
R> about this
R> palette's problem.
R> So what I have to do?
R> I need to change something in the XF86Config file? I can't understand
R> the reason why these two programs tell me that they can't use a
R> palette (which palette, then?). Is there any problem whit color depth
R> or whatever...I can't
R> I also read the xfree86 documentation, but it never talks about
R> palette... So can you help me?
R> Thank you for your collaboration, Roberto.
Just a guess/speculation - I think the greatest colour depth you can get
on an A1200 (without a video card) is 256 colours/8bit and the only
'standard' grey palette I'm aware of is the 256 colour/8bit scale. As
the system will have already allocated some/most/all of the existing
palette there won't be enough colours left for the grey scale.