Colormap, application failure with FEI Knights application
alanh "at" fairlite.demon.co.uk
Wed Jan 28 00:31:01 2004
On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 04:23:14PM -0800, Jeff Boerio wrote:
> We have a customer group using a CAD application from a company called
> FEI. The application suite is called Knights. There is a colormap
> utility with this program called Rainbow Maker (rmaker).
> Besides being forced to run in 256 color mode (Xvnc -depth 8 -cc 3),
> this rmaker utility appears to be rather militant about who it doles out
> colors to. If userA starts up the rmaker utility, they'll run fine all
> day long. While userA is doing this, if userB tries to launch the
> rmaker utility it will crash out and userB will get bizarre colors
> inside the Knights utility, most of them black, rendering any sort of
> design work impossible.
> Interestingly, the colormap for userA and userB is not used up. Not by
> a long shot.
> All of this is on a Solaris 8 platform, and I've built my own binaries,
> tried using the ones from Real VNC, yet I can't get around the problem.
> Except if I use Exceed. And I don't like that option.
> Is anyone out there using this tool suite with VNC? Have you got a
> solution to the problem (other than having one user per Solaris machine
> using the tool)?
Try Xvnc from http://xf4vnc.sf.net. I think that might work for you.