open look applications

Dan Urist a214310 "at" zulu.FMR.Com
Fri, 06 Mar 1998 21:25:45 +0000


Tristan Richardson writes:
 > By default, vncserver will start Xvnc with the same depth as the current X
 > display, if there is one, or 8 bits deep if there isn't.  We've tried to steer
 > clear of colour maps as much as possible and normally use "true colour", even
 > when there are only 8 bits per pixel.
 > 
 > Unfortunately some X applications don't cope too well with an 8 bit TrueColor
 > visual - this sounds like one of them.  You can make Xvnc use the more normal
 > PseudoColor visual by giving a "-cc 3" option to vncserver.  This should
 > basically work, but there are some known problems (e.g. sharing such a desktop
 > doesn't work properly).  The other thing to do is try using a "-depth 16" or
 > even "-depth 24" option to see if that makes things better.

Thanks a bunch; that solved the problem.


						Dan Urist
						a214310 "at" zulu.fmr.com