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Re: 256-color xterm

On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 12:10:41PM -0000, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> Matt Price <matt.price@utoronto.ca> wrote:
> > ok, I went ahead and compiled/installed a 256-color xterm.  I was
> > hoping that the extra colors would magically appear for me in xemacs,
> > but emacs still thinks I have only 16 colors.  Also I tried running some of
> That could be a termcap issue - emacs has to see the xterm-256color entry.
> But I don't use emacs, and only know secondhand about the script it uses
> for setting this up.
> > the tests in vttests (um, I get the impression from the net that you
> > wrote these, Thomas!) but the oly one that seemed to generate more
> most of them - not the 256colors.pl (though I've made changes to it).
> > than 16 colors was dynamic.sh.  256colors.pl, for instance, only shows
> > the ANSI colors, not the 16x16 box or the grayscale ramp its supposed
> > to.  Do I have to set some other variables somewhere (e.g., in
> > .Xdefaults) to make sure xtemr understnads 256-colors?
> No - the main thing here is whether your X server has enough colors available.
> The 8-bit displays don't.  I've tested this mostly with 16-bit displays.
> xterm has defaults for the color resources (compiled in), so that's normally
> not a problem.  Otherwise, when color is enabled there's no additional
> resources controlling whether the 256-colors are available.

sorry for coming back so quick, I found some info on the net and
just restarted X with 
startx -- :1 -bpp 16

which I understand ought to give me a 16-bit display; but still no
luck with the color cube.  


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