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Old 06-30-2007, 03:52 AM   #1
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Problem with old program in the X Window System

I just installed Xorg on a really old unix machine. The software which im running use to be running on an old legacy system with 8bit color depth.
Now when running in 8bit mode with xorg, its all screwed up...the colors are all strange and weird everywhere on the screen...including on the program which im trying to display
If i run in 24 bit mode on the other hand, everything is fine...except that the program in question has all strange colors

Why is this? Can I fix this somehow?
As an extreme solution, is it possible to turn to black and white? So at least the text is readable....the text in both modes is unreadable because of strange color problem.

Old 06-30-2007, 02:12 PM   #2
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the problem is in the video driver you are using.
you didn't say what video device you have so we cant help alot more.
one thing to note is starting with the change to modular X design begining with XFree4 and then moving to Xorg many of the very old video drivers never made the transition and got left behind.
So one solution for very old machines is to uninstall xorg and compile Xfree3 and use it.
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I'm using an intel graphics card which is dedicated. To be honest, I don't know more about the problem than what I am writing. I don't have access to the machine because of restrictions, but my co-workers have access. We are using the latest intel drivers and it seems to work in the unix environment. Is there any information, which I can look up to make my question more clear?

I'll try what you wrote, thanks for your help!

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Nobody else has any idea? Really really need this fixed.
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You were asked to provide information about the video driver. You didn't.


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