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I tried to remove the xine program, and reinstalling it, but still same problem. I also did an upgrade on my system, and one of the packages updated was xine, i though it was a fix for my problem but nope same thing still happening. It's just this minor annoyance that is keeping me from enjoying my Xubuntu box :-p.
If you need any specs or outpu from a .conf file i will be more that happy to post it.
Unfortunately i do not know what Ubuntu or its variants would call it or use in its stead. Looking at the file, all i can tell you is that it says it "contains palette entries for a global palette for all Imlib based programs." So perhaps look for anything related to Imlib on your system?
You could try to create the file, but i have no idea how that would affect the overall performance of your OS. If you want to try, here is the full text of my config:
# Config file for Imlib #
# The file that contains palette entries for a global palette for all Imlib
# based programs.
# options: full path to palette file
# This defines if when the display is greater than 8 bit, that it still remaps
# the images to the palette defined, rather than using "perfect" rendering
# options: yes/no
# If remapping to the palette, whether to use Floyd-Steinberg dithering. Saying
# yes will slow things down though.
# options: yes/no
# when remapping to the palette, saying fast will reduce accuracy, but improve
# speed quite considerably
# options: fast/slow
# This turns on dithering for 15/16 bpp. This makes smooth gradients look much
# smoother - in fact almost perfect. You will find it nigh impossible to tell
# the difference between 15/16bpp dithered and 24bpp. Unless you have extra
# CPU to burn, its not recommended, unless you are a image quality freak, and
# you insist on maximum quality in 15/16bpp. It does slow things down. It
# would be best to leave it off and let the applications themselves allow
# you to select it for certain purposes only.
# This option if specified off will force MIT-SHM off, otherwise will allow
# Imlib to work it out itself.
# This will turn shared pixmaps on or off (off forces off, on lets imlib
# work it out). This is yet another speedup. leave it on unless it doesn't
# work.. then turn it off.
# This speeds up rendering considerably, but may not work on your hardware
# due to it bypassing a few layers and byte-twiddling the rendered image data
# manually, and due to endianess, bit-ordering or RGB ordering it may screw up
# and not work, so try it.. if things work great!, if not, wait until a
# renderer for your situation is written, or write one yourself and donate
# it. It's easy to do, just look at rend.c
# This is in fact a workaround due to Solaris's shared memory theories.
# This specifies the maximum size of a shared memory chunk in bytes. If an
# image is larger that this in bytes for the video mode you're in, imlib will
# not use MIT-SHM. if you comment this out, imlib will use as much memory as
# necessary to render the image.
# Shm_Max_Size 1000000
# This turns Image loading (24) bit caching on or off. HIGHLY suggested to be
# turned ON!
# Image cache size in bytes. As with any cache, the more, the better. If you
# load the same image more than once. Imlib will used a previously loaded
# copy, and if its freed, the Image_Cache_Size amount of bytes of image data
# are kept even after being freed, in case the same image is loaded again soon
# afterwards. Neat eh?
# This turns the pixmap caching system on or off. If on, only well-behaved
# programs that conform to the specs for using Imlib will exhibit the
# behavior as expected. It is suggested to leave this on, as it will boost
# performance considerably, speed-wise and memory-wise. The reason apps need
# to be well-behaved is so that they don't go drawing on, and XFreePixmap'ing
# these pixmaps themselves, because this will trample all over the cache
# and give very horrid effects, or even make the apps crash with segfaults or
# Xlib errors.
# Pixmap cache is in **-> BITS <-**... the end result is APPROXIMATELY
# 10000000 bits of pixmap make your Xserver grow by 1Mb of RAM (VERY rough).
# As with any cache, the more, the better. The more you have, the less likely
# it is that you will get cache misses and so performance on scaling the same
# image to commonly used sizes (ie if 3 or 4 sizes of the same image are used)
# will be lightning fast, in fact in some tests I did, in 16bpp up to 38 times
# as fast, and in 8bpp (with dithering on) up to 105 times faster!!! (these
# are nominal figures obtained on my machine. these are MAXIMUM speedup
# results. Results may vary on other machines and according to the way
# programs are written and use Imlib)
# This FORCES Imlib to use the hexadecimal visual id stated here if it is
# defined in the imrc. This bypasses Imlib's routines that hunt for the best
# visual. You can obtain a list of visual ID's using the xdpyinfo command.
# You should only need this if Imlib doesn't pick the correct visual or you
# have strange hardware/Xserver combinations.
# This allows Imlib to fall back on Imagemagick and/or NETPBM
# utilities if it can't load the file.
# Default Gamma, Brightness and Contrast stuff....
I couldn't find a similar file already existing, but I did find a thread on the ubuntuforums explaining saying that it does work to create a file to do that, by typing this command:
echo "SharedPixmaps off" >> ~/.imrc
Presumably if there's nothing else in the file it just keeps all the defaults. This works fine but just sets if for your user. I tried making /etc/imrc with the same thing to see if it would affect things globally, but didn't seem to work right away. I'll post back if it changes in the morning after a reboot, maybe needs to read the file at that time.
Edit: Yeah, the only way I get it to work is for the file .imrc to be in the home folder for each user. Not much of a problem for me since I only have two user accounts on my computer though.
Hi, all! Thanks for your replies. Sorry I didnt have a chance to answer for i was gone for the long weekend. Anyways down to business. Ok I found the file you were referring too Blackhawkckc
I edited it, but it did not catch. So i tried what mcmillan said and make a file in the home folder called .imrc
and i copy and pasted the info from the other file located in
/etc/imlib/imrc Now it works like charm But I lost my beryl (not due to this) so now i need to get it back lol.