Re: Solaris Render and 32-bit pixmaps?
- From: Erwann Chénedé <erwann chenede sun com>
- To: Greg Hudson <ghudson MIT EDU>
- Cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Solaris Render and 32-bit pixmaps?
- Date: Wed Apr 2 19:50:02 2003
Greg Hudson wrote:
I've built GNOME 2.2 from source on Solaris 9, and have found that
programs won't generally run on my test machine; they get "BadValue" X
errors trying to create 32-bit pixmaps.
I believe that is because the machine has a somewhat lame frame buffer
("ATI PGX PCI 8-bit [m64]") which only supports a bit depth of 24.
Based on the discussion in
<http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88662>, it would appear
that the X server is violating the spec by claiming to support the
Render extension without supporting 32-bit pixmaps.
Have other people run into this problem? Are there known workarounds
other than rebuilding without Xrender? (That's next on my list to
try; I hope I can build it that way successfully and that performance
No, I'm not aware of any workaround for this problem. The first version
of Render for Xsun didn't implement the spec fully (e.g. not 32
This has been "fixed" by not advertising the Render extension for
that do not support this format.
Atm there is an effort in Sun to add 32-bit pix support for most
So hopefully Render will work properly on most Sun Framebuffer soon :)
Erwann Chénedé, Sun Microsystems, Ireland
from Grenoble, France
[ I speak for myself, not for my employer ]
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