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Re: Again: Midas on 24bit displays under Linux
you are right but in one of his mails from about 3-4 Month
ago I understood also that this mode is somewhat bugy. So
maybe this is still the case (or maybe not, I don't know).
I didn't install the current release since it is not the final
On Fri, 15 Jan 1999, Otmar Stahl wrote:
> Dear Werner, dear colleagues,
> Thank you for the hint. This may be an option for us. However, if I
> understood Klaus Banse correctly, Midas can do what I want:
> To quote him:
> "Therefore, we included the possibility to emulate PseudoColor mode on top of
> TrueColor which uses 24 bit graphics."
> So it should work, or does this depend on the X server?
> Kind regards,
> Otmar Stahl
> On Fri, Jan 15, 1999 at 09:01:24AM +0100, Werner Becker wrote:
> > On Thu, 14 Jan 1999, Otmar Stahl wrote:
> > > Dear colleagues,
> > >
> > > You probably remember that 24bit displays under Midas have been discussed
> > > here before. I read again carefully Klaus Banse's mail from Sep.14, 1998,
> > > but this confused me even more. I still have problems figuring out how to do
> > > it or if it can be done at all. Maybe somebody can help me out.
> > >
> > > That's what I did. I have installed Midas 98NOVpl1.6 on Linux (SuSE 5.3).
> > > With the X-Server running at 8bit depth, everything works fine. When I
> > > switch to 24bit depth, "crea/dis" crashes.
> > Dear Otmar,
> > there is still the possibility to buy Accelerated X, a comercial X-server
> > which is able to provide you a PseudoColor visual overlay on a TruyeColor
> > visual. This X-server provides support of accelerated graphic hardware. A
> > stand alone license costs about 100-200 DM but a OEM version of Accelerated X
> > is included in the Deutsche-Linux Distribution DLD which is cheaper than
> > the stand alone Xserver. Go to www.delix.de for more information and a
> > link to Accelerated X.
> > Werner Becker
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