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Re: Ferret on Silicon

The problem is most likely with the use of TrueColor display (32 bit color, I
think?) vs PsuedoColor display (8 bit color). Ferret seems to require
PsuedoColor on SGI's.

The best way to fix this is to do the following.

Create two files Xservers.8 and Xservers.24, the contents of which should be:

Xservers.8 (all on one line - it will wrap on an 80 column display):
:0 secure /usr/bin/X11/X -bs -nobitscale -c -pseudomap 4sight -solidroot
sgilightblue -cursorFG red -cursorBG white

:0 secure /usr/bin/X11/X -bs -c -cc 42 -class TrueColor -depth 24

Then, if you want PsuedoColor (for Ferret), you issue the command (as super
cp Xservers.8 /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers

and, similarly, if you want TrueColor:
cp Xservers.24 /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers

Hope this helps.

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